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!