In Finland, an old courtship ritual involved a girl of marriageable age wearing an empty sheath on her girdle (belt) in which interested male suitors would place a knife. Returning it meant "no thanks" but if she kept the blade then she agreed to marriage.
oxidized sterling silver & 14k dagger with three turquoise stones (shown)
16" cable chain
other stones available upon request
dagger approx 1" x 1/4"