A silver dagger is a short knife, made of silver.


On 24 June 1995, Peter Pettigrew used a silver dagger to cut off his hand and draw Harry Potter's blood to provide necessary materials for Voldemort's regeneration potion.[1]

The Half-Blood Prince recommended using a silver dagger to crush Sopophorous beans, instead of cutting them, when making the Draught of Living Death potion.[2]

On 30 May 1996, Albus Dumbledore used a short silver knife, like the dagger Harry used to chop potions ingedients, to draw his own blood to access The Cave when tracking down Horcruxes.[3]

Bellatrix Lestrange killed the free House-elf Dobby by throwing a short silver knife as he Apparated from Malfoy Manor.[4]

In the story The Warlock's Hairy Heart, the Warlock cuts out his own heart with a silver dagger.[5]

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Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 32 (Flesh, Blood and Bone) - "And now Wormtail was whimpering. He pulled a long, thin, shining silver dagger from inside his cloak."
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 9 (The Half-Blood Prince) - "Crush with flat side of silver dagger, releases juice better than cutting."
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 26 (The Cave) - "“I rather think,” said Dumbledore, putting his uninjured hand inside his robes and drawing out a short silver knife of the kind Harry used to chop potion ingredients, “that we are required to make payment to pass.”"
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 23 (Malfoy Manor) - "She threw Greyback’s wand back to him, then took a short silver knife from under her robes."
  5. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - "The Warlock's Hairy Heart" - "Before the horror-struck eyes of his guests, the warlock cast aside his wand, and seized a silver dagger."