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What is the difference between ''Dolche'' and ''Messer''?

Just curious. I´ve read a text of a friend, and I had this doubt.
Are there other synonymous?

For learning: German
Base language: English
Category: Culture

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    Dolch: Old thrusting or stabbing weapon. Not used today. English "dagger". (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolch)
    Messer: A cutting tool. Used for example at meals or to prepare food. English "knife".

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