Main Gauche

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  • Regular price $310.00

Made-to-order: Build time of 12+ weeks*

The main gauche, French for left-hand, is a specialized parrying dagger that gained popularity in the early 17th century. It was characterized by a wide, usually triangular, knuckle-guard and a longer more robust blade. Our main gauche comes with a historically styled guard and blade suitable for stage combat. It pairs well with any of our rapiers, but is best known as a companion to the cup-hilt. A fantastic addition to any armory but especially for Spanish R&D technique.

• Aircraft-grade aluminum or high carbon steel blade**
• Safely rounded tips and edges
• Carbon steel guard, and pommel
• ABS grip core covered in Leather, Rayskin, or Wire Wrap
• Threaded tang & pommel for easy maintenance
• 17.5" blade / 23.25" total length
• Weight: AL - 1.42 lbs (22.7 oz) / Steel - 1.65 lbs (26.4 oz)

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Grip Colors

Cowhide Leather:

Cut from a 3oz 100% genuine high quality whole cowhide. Semi-transparent aniline dyed for a full depth of color while maintaining the natural grain. Made in the USA.

Black Brown Burgundy
Black Leather
Brown Leather
Burgundy Leather

Stingray Leather:

Sourced from non-endangered dasyatis stingray native to the Atlantic. Cut from 100% genuine full stingray hide in a caviar (standard) finish. This finish leaves the outer hide unaltered and maintains it's natural pearled ridges. Rayskin is extremely durable (25x stronger than cowhide) and naturally resists scratches, scuffing, or punctures. Made in the USA.

Black Navy Green
Black Ray Skin
Burgundy Purple
Burgandy Ray Skin Purple Ray Skin

Wire Wraps:

Made using bare wire in 18 gage, 24 gage or a combination of the two. Materials are 100% brass, copper, blackened carbon steel, or stainless steel. Made in the USA.

Black Brass Copper
Brass Wire Wrap
Copper Wire Wrap
Steel Wire Wrap

Blade is either aircraft grade aluminum or high carbon steel. Guard and pommel are both high carbon steel. Tang and pommel are threaded for easy maintenance. Aluminum blades have 5/16 x 18 threads and steel blades have 6mm x 1 threads.

Blade: Length - 17.5" / Width - 1.625" to .25"
Guard: Length - 7"
Guard Bell: Length - 4.5" / Depth - 2.75"
Grip: Length - 3.75" / Diameter - 1"
Pommel: Length - 1.75"
Total Length: 23.25"
Aluminum Weight: 1.42 lbs / 22.7 oz
Steel Weight: 1.65 lbs / 26.4 oz