Fencing Daggers

Often used as off-hand weapons wielded along with a rapier or other single handed sword, fencing daggers were popular throughout the Renaissance period. Parrying daggers were designed for greater effectiveness in defensive maneuvers with wider guards or other elements meant to protect the hand. At Buying a Sword, we offer a great selection of Renaissance main gauche and other off-hand daggers that make excellent companion weapons for our Renaissance swords. A number of these dueling daggers have functional blades, and several are designed to accommodate the standards of modern fencing organizations. Whether you are looking for a great sparring dagger to hone your skills or just want an excellent piece for your historical weapons collection, you can find an array of options here at Buying a Sword!
Musketeer Main Gauche
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.
Price: $135.00
Parrying Dagger
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.
Price: $24.00
Colichemarde Dagger  by Cold Steel
07-88CLMD
The Colichemarde emerged on the sword scene in the late 1600s during the decline of the rapier and the rise of the small sword. Its was unique to due the blade, which was extra wide at the forte but narrow for the the rest.
Price: $249.99
On Sale For: $200.00
Ribbed Shell Rapier Companion Dagger
07-88CHD
Designed to complement our Ribbed Shell Swept Hilt Rapier, our Parrying Dagger offers a long, double edged blade with a stiff, diamond cross section and is fully sharpened, which makes it ideal for delivering a lethal thrust.
Price: $339.99
On Sale For: $272.00
Diavolo Main Gauche Dagger
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.
Price: $125.00
Ring Hilted Rapier Dagger
AH-3268
As skilled as a noble might be with a rapier, sometimes, all one could carry is a dagger. And in those situations, it has to be a dagger that is functional for use and decorative in appearance, just like this Ring Hilted Rapier Dagger.
Price: $77.00
Papen Dagger
AH-3260
Sometimes, a simple dagger is the one that gets the job done in the best way. This Papen Dagger is a straight-forward dagger, possessing an appearance that is distinctive only because of its lack of overt decorations and adornments.
Price: $59.00
Renaissance Parrying Dagger
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.
Price: $81.00
Wood Grip Main Gauche
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).
Price: $175.00
MAA Shell Guard Dagger
07-88SHDM
Perfect for the modern man-at-arms, the MAA Shell Guard Dagger is a main gauche designed for use alongside a longer blade. This parrying dagger has lengthy, solid steel quillons and a shell guard to protect your hand.
Price: $239.99
On Sale For: $192.00
MAA Crab Claw Dagger
07-88CCDM
This beautiful and functional parrying dagger features multiple crab claw quillons to block, trap, or manipulate the blade of an opponent. The MAA Crab Claw Dagger has a solid steel sail guard that offers excellent hand protection.
Price: $249.99
On Sale For: $200.00