A knife. Chinese: bi shou. Filipino: daga; baraw. French: couteau ("cutter"), dague, poignard. German: messer, sahs, dolch. Greek: μαχαιρι = machaira. Italian: lama, pugnale. Japanese: tanto. Portuguese: faca. Spanish: daga, navaja, cuchillo, puñal. Swedish: dolk. Turkish: hançer.

A knife is a cutting or stabbing instrument. A knife consists of a sharp blade whose tang is attached to or encased in a handle. The blade of a knife usually has a sharp point and has 1-2 edges.

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