a handle or hilt of a knife, ax, etc.
Origin of haftMiddle English from Old English hæft, a handle from base of hebban: see heave
to fit with, or fix in, a haft
A handle or hilt, especially the handle of a tool or weapon.
transitive verbhaft·ed, haft·ing, hafts
To fit into or equip with a hilt or handle.
Origin of haftMiddle English from Old English hæft ; see kap- in Indo-European roots.