Functional Fencing Main Gauche

Historically, the main gauche was wielded in the off-hand of a swordsman, both as a primary defense and as a secondary weapon. Dark Knight Armoury offers a great selection of these off-handed daggers, to ensure that a swordsman can have just the dagger he or she desires. And every one of our functional fencing main gauche daggers will stand up quite well in a fight, too. The typical form of a main gauche was to have a straight, double-edged blade, with long quillons and specialized features that are designed to ensure and slow an opponent blade. Typically, the main gauche is used defensively, to create additional openings so that a swordsman can strike out with his main weapon, the rapier. It remains a weapon, though, and when the option arises, the main gauche can be used to strike out and deliver a surprise-strike to an unwary opponent. Typically, a main gauche was a little brother to its rapier, echoing similar designs that complemented one another, both as weapons and as stylized swords. Thus, many historic main gauche daggers are modeled after historic rapiers and so come in well-known styles. This means that Solingen main gauche daggers, Gustay main gauche daggers, and Torino main gauche daggers are quite common. Not everyone prefers this style of combat, but for those that do, Dark Knight Armoury is happy to provide a wide selection of functional fencing main gauche daggers for the avid swordsman and fencer to use any time they enter into a polite duel or a practice bout.
Diavolo Main Gauche Dagger
An effective defensive dagger needs to be strong enough to withstand the shock of blows from larger swords. This Diavolo Main Gauche Dagger displays a sturdy blade with sweeping quillons designed to entrap the opponents blade.
Price: $125.00
Musketeer Main Gauche
Carried at the back for a left hand draw, the main gauche was brought into play with the rapier for a two handed fighting style. This dagger has cut-outs and notches to slow a blade, while the hand is well-protected by the knuckle bow.
Price: $135.00
Renaissance Era Main Gauche
The main gauche came into use at the height of the use of rapiers. This Renaissance Era Main Gauche is a delightful representation of the daggers created to deflect thrust attacks from swords or as opportunistic offensive weapons.
Price: $55.50
Renaissance Main Gauche Parrying Dagger
If a swordsman had two hands, why not use both in battle? The Renaissance Main Gauche Parrying Dagger is a decorative blade inspired by the early 15th century blade wielded in the nondominant hand alongside a rapier in a duel.
Price: $29.00
Renaissance Parrying Dagger
The perfect sidekick to your sword of choice, a parrying dagger is used for defense in your offhand. In contrast to daggers of the later Renaissance, this Renaissance Parrying Dagger has a blade ideal for stabbing as well as blocking.
Price: $81.00
Wood Grip Main Gauche
In the art of fencing and sparring, a main gauche is a handy tool to have for blocking blows from an enemy blade. This Wood Grip Main Gauche features a classic design that will go perfectly with our Wood Grip Rapier (Item # SH1024).
Price: $175.00

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