- He seemed especially to enjoy coming to our dinner parties and he was such a delight with his keen- bladed wit, his flow of joyous laughter and high spirits and the music that bubbled up without accompaniment or denial whenever we asked for it, that not a woman in town would invite the rest to dine until she was sure of securing him first. - "The Heart's Kingdom", Maria Thompson Daviess.
- It had been inflicted by a dagger or a narrow bladed knife. - "Colonel Thorndyke's Secret", G. A. Henty.
- He walked on tiptoe under the shadow of the wall, and when he reached the window he worked a long- bladed knife through the sash and pushed back the catch. - "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.