A heavy dagger with a blade typically between one and two feet long. Balanced for throwing, it can also be used in hand-to-hand combat.
The may also refer to a Bowie knife
, although many blade authorities deem this inaccurate. The two, however, are credited to the same knife smith.
In three deft moves, he drew his knife, slashed his way free, and hurled it into the back of the fleeing thief.
"The Hell was that, man?"
"Oh, just an Arkansas toothpick."