Part of speech: noun

The handle of a knife.

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Usage examples "haft":

  1. He wiped it away, swung his axe, drove the blade deep into the bumper and left it there with the haft quivering; turning, he climbed swiftly up the narrow iron ladder beside the brake- rod until he reached the roof; then, still standing on the ladder, he reached the brake- wheel and drew it promptly but gradually around until the wheel- blocks began to bite, when he exerted his tremendous strength to the utmost and with his knees braced doggedly against the front of the caboose, held the wheel. - "The Valley of the Giants", Peter B. Kyne.
  2. The idea of setting the blade in the haft again was out of the question. - "The Boy Tar", Mayne Reid.
  3. He handed over a short ax, heavy- headed and small of haft. - "The Rangeland Avenger", Max Brand.