I hammered upon it with the haft of my knife—still the same hollow sound!
There it had been when the haft slipped from his hands, and there had it remained.
I grasped the haft of my knife, and like a tiger stood cowering on the spring.
Lo, here is the knife that was struck in my side up to the haft.'
A limb snapped claws only inches away from his leg as he pushed down on the haft with all his strength.
Three times he struck the shield with the haft and three times with the blade of his spear.
He compressed his lips, and moved his knife to see that the haft came rightly to his hand.
Thus arose the "haft qir,at," or seven readings of the Qurn, now recognised.
He had fallen on the knife, which had penetrated to the haft, killing him instantly.
But I tells you dis: Schults will haft nodding to do mit dem.
Old English hæft "handle," related to hæft "fetter," from Proto-Germanic *haftjom (cf. Old Saxon haft "captured;" Dutch hecht, Old High German hefti, German Heft "handle;" German Haft "arrest"), from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (see capable). To haven other haeftes in hand "have other hafts in hand" was a 14c.-15c. way of saying "have other business to attend to."