Fencing Main Gauche

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.
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Colichemarde Dagger by Cold Steel

Item # 07-88CLMD
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.
$250.00 $200.00

Diavolo Main Gauche Dagger

Item # 403768
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.
$125.00

Musketeer Main Gauche

Item # 401348
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.
$135.00

Parrying Dagger

Item # MC-HK-26065
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.
$38.00

Renaissance Era Main Gauche

Item # NP-H-2912
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.
$55.50

Renaissance Main Gauche Parrying Dagger

Item # NP-H-291
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.
$29.00

Renaissance Parrying Dagger

Item # AH-3486F
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.
$81.00

Wood Grip Main Gauche

Item # SH2117
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).
$175.00