We have a fine selection of high quality functional fencing Main Gauches. A Main Gauche is a left handed dagger that is used to guard when fencing. A dagger is to a sword as a main gauche is to a rapier. There are many different styles of functional fencing main gauches like Spanish, German and Italian. The Main Gauche was mainly used in the 17th Century. We offer a large variety of mostly functional (battle ready) and a few decorative Main Gauches.
Based on historic blades the emerged on the sword scene in the late 1600s, the Colichemarde Dagger is the companion to the matching Colichemarde Sword but serves well as a beautiful and high quality combat blade in its own right.
A defensive dagger has to be a hardy dagger, and this Diavolo Main Gauche Dagger does not disappoint in its design. A thick blade with a well-planned guard makes this an off-handed dagger that any duelist would want to wield.
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.
The Parrying Dagger, or main gauche as it is also known, is typically an off-handed weapon used for parrying an opponents attack. More than a simple dagger, a parrying dagger includes a wider guard to aid in defense.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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