The eket was a short stabbing sword wielded by the Númenóreans. It was described as "a short stabbing sword with a broad blade, pointed and two-edged, from a foot to one and a half feet long." It also can be assumed that it was longer at times and similar to a Barrow-Blade in appearance.
The sword's description is similar in many ways to the Gladius carried by Roman legionnaires. It also is similar to some European long daggers.