This brandish'd dagger
I'll bury to the haft in her fair breast. Dryd. and Lee's Oedip.
These extremities of the joints are the hafts and handles of the members. Dryden's Dufresnoy.
A needle is a simple body, being only made of steel; but a sword is a compound, because its haft or handle is made of materials different from the blade. Watts's Logick.