Three times he struck the shield with the haft and three times with the blade of his spear.
From one sheath a haft of gold projected and from the other one of silver.
Thus arose the "haft qir,at," or seven readings of the Qurn, now recognised.
There it had been when the haft slipped from his hands, and there had it remained.
As it struck, the haft flew from the spear and bounded down the slope.
Lo, here is the knife that was struck in my side up to the haft.'
It was red, blade and haft, and so was the hand that clasped it.
I grasped the haft of my knife, and like a tiger stood cowering on the spring.
But I tells you dis: Schults will haft nodding to do mit dem.
He held the knife by the haft in the right hand, and the chip of wood in his left.