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
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 Add to cart
Musketeer Main Gauche
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 Add to cart
Parrying Dagger
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 Add to cart
Renaissance Era Main Gauche
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 Add to cart
Renaissance Main Gauche Parrying Dagger
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 Add to cart
Renaissance Parrying Dagger
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 Add to cart
Wood Grip Main Gauche
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 Add to cart