Daggerhead n., A slang term for mercenaries
Mercenaries typically lack the time, money, or inclination to visit barbers, but the rigors of the profession require one to keep hair reasonably short. The solution most mercenaries come to is to cut their hair with a sawing motion with the sharpest dagger available. The uneven style this lends most mercenaries is easily recognizable, and so the term was coined. Originally, the term was entirely derogatory and used solely by Beastmen, who typically keep their hair long and braided. It was something of a double entendre, as well, as Beastmen culture typically considers animals with horns or antlers meant for goring to be untrustworthy, while animals with blunt horns meant for ramming are noble and forthright. Hence, suggesting that someone has a “head of daggers” implies a lack of loyalty and honor. Mercenaries later began wearing the name as a badge of honor, and the term became less pejorative as it became more widespread.