We attempt only a rough breakdown between blades and large points, either of which if hafted could serve the purpose of a knife.
Others were furnished with projecting flanges to prevent them from swerving by the blow when hafted on a bent stick.
It is possible that the specimens under consideration may have been hafted in this manner.
We took off our equipment, hafted the entrenching tools which we always carry, and bent to our work in the wet clay.
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."