The Symbolic Knife
Authority, Skill, Revenge,Betrayal, Solitude, Sacrifice, Military duty/service, Strategy, Sharp Intellect, Steely Resolve, Flawless Clarity, Singularity in Focus, Duality Pain, Ritual, Accomplishment, Freedom
Buddhists symbolize the knife as cutting the ties of materialism.
In the suit of swords in the Tarot the sword represents challenges, usually filled with doubt, fear, worry. Representing a constant struggle to cut through confusion. The knife in tarot cards also symbolizes the double-edged nature of our mind.