Dirk can sense the emotions of all weapons, and those that have been used to the brink of their efficacy cry out with joy. He will inquire each new implement on how they wish to be used. Whether the answer comes in a demanding or self-depreciating tone, he will fulfill their desires. The patrons of his establishment are simply a means to that end.
Dirk is a Dutch, German and English short form of Dutch and Low German masculine name Dietrich or Diederik of Old German origin, a variant of Theodoric; the meaning is "people's ruler, ruler of the people". Derived from the elements þeud "people" and ric "power, ruler, rich". In addition, Dirk is a Dutch, English, Flemish, and German contraction of Derek (Dutch, English, and German).
Also a dirk is a long thrusting dagger. Historically, it was a personal weapon of officers engaged in naval hand-to-hand combat during the Age of Sail, as well as the personal sidearm of the officers of Scottish Highland regiments, and Japanese naval officers. The term is associated with Scotland in the Early Modern Era, being attested from about 1600. The term was spelled dork or dirk during the 17th century, presumably from the Dutch, Swedish and Danish dolk, via German dolch, tolch from a West Slavic Tillich.
Artwork by Pyeongjun Park aka Totorrl.