The dagger served as a part of everyday attire during the Renaissance period, worn by commoners and the nobility. Renaissance daggers were used for personal defense and duels, as well as everyday tasks like eating on occasion. Our historical daggers here at Buying a Sword make great companion weapons for our Renaissance swords. Our Renaissance blades come in a range of styles, including stiletto daggers, poignard daggers, and colichemarde daggers. We carry both functional daggers and decorative daggers, made with stainless steel and high carbon steel blades as well as horn, bone, nickel silver, and wood handles. These re-enactment daggers work great as Renaissance fair accessories and collectibles. Browse through our excellent historical dagger replicas to find the perfect Renaissance style for your needs.
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.
Poignard is a French word that refers, typically, to a long thrusting knife that originated in the Middle Ages and was used during the Renaissance, being favored by upper class citizens, nobility, and the knighthood.
The Renaissance Black Horn Dagger is great for Renaissance fairs, reenactments, or adding to your medieval dagger collection. The handle is made of wood styled to simulate horn in beautiful contrast with the brass pommel and guard.
The Renaissance Dagger has a Pakkawood handle with a brass guard and pommel. Inspired by historical styles, this stainless steel dagger has a double-edged blade and comes with a leather sheath for easy carrying and safe storage.
The Renaissance Dagger has a Pakkawood handle with a brass guard and pommel. This historically-inspired dagger has a stainless steel blade in a spear point shape, and it comes with a leather sheath for easy carrying and storage.
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.
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.
Whether you are a merchant or noble, any person traversing the Renaissance world should have a dagger like the Renaissance Stiletto Dagger on them. This dagger makes a great addition to any small blade collection or historical outfit.
The Renaissance White Bone Dagger is great for Renaissance fairs, historical reenactments, or adding to your medieval dagger collection. The white bone of the daggers handle is beautifully matched with its brass pommel and guard.
These Silver Renaissance Scissors display a cruciform style with jeweled accents. Originally developed in Ancient Rome around 100 AD, pivot scissors are still used today. These historical scissors are both beautiful and functional.
Stilettos came in many sizes, from little hideout weapons to long daggers suitable for use even as a main gauche. Elegantly crafted, the Venetian Stiletto takes its inspiration from one of the most attractive of historical daggers.
The White Renaissance Dagger is great for Renaissance fairs, historical reenactments, or as an addition to your medieval dagger collection. The Renaissance Dagger has a light colored, hardwood handle with a brass guard and pommel.