The Dirk was a long thrusting dagger developed around the 16th Century. Although most Countries had some form of personal dagger-like weapon, The Dirk is most associated with Scotland. Made to complement The Claymore or Broadsword, they were popular during The Jacobite Rebellion. More often made with a 12-inche double-edged blade, most Scottish versions had the symbol of "The Thistle" incorporated somewhere into the weapon. There were some single-edged versions made. Dirks were most known for their ultra sharpened points. They are still worn as Ceremonial weapons as part of Guard uniforms and to denote Clan leadership.