Musketeer Main Gauche


This dagger features a 1055 high carbon steel blade with cut-outs and notches to disrupt the opponent's blade. Knuckle-bow to protect the hand. Overall length 23 inches. Matching rapier available.
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Circa 1590

Carried at the back for a left hand draw, the main gauche was often brought into play with the rapier for a two handed fighting style. This dagger has cut-outs and notches to slow or disrupt an opponent''s blade, while the hand is well-protected by the knuckle bow. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Matching rapier available. Can be sharpened for additional fee.

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Products specifications
Overall Length 23"
Blade Length 17"
Blade Width 1-1/2"
Weight 1lb/12oz
Material 1055 High Carbon Steel
Edge Unsharpened
Sharpening Available
Engraving Available


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A Favorite!
A wonderful item, everything one would expect for a military main gauche. The decorative work and construction is rock solid. Love the scabbard too, love the blue!
- Dwight, August 31, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Perfect compliment to the Musketeer Rapier. Very elegant and well crafted. 2 thumbs up.
- John, July 31, 2019 | Verified Purchase
A phenomenal parrying, stabbing, striking and trapping sidearm
This is a truly phenomenal main gauche. Sturdily constructed, it serves as the ultimate off-hand parrying, trapping, binding and smacking weapon. Everything about this main gauche, form the thick ricasso to the excellently tempered diamond cross section blade, to the extra large quillons, to the ridged patterns for trapping blades and especially the phenomenal knuckle guard with it's fantastic detailing is just a cut above what one would expect for such a low price. A must-have in any collection and a trusty sidearm that will quickly become a practicing swordsman's favorite.
- Ryan, April 28, 2019 | Verified Purchase
The  gauche is well made. The wire rapping is an 1/8" short of the handle. The gauche is well balanced. The basket is solidly connected to the gauche. The hilt is wide, I am not an experienced sword fighter, so I am not sure of its purpose. The scabbard is well made although it is a deep blue color, not the traditional black. I ordered the gauche sharpened. The gauche's edge is even along the entire length of the gauche.
- Benjamin, June 05, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Once again, Museum Cutlery has exceeded my expectations! Sharp, stout, beautiful and deadly!

This is no mere wall hanger, this can be used and the balance, workmanship and quality of materials goes to show that Museum Replicas is doing things the right way!
- Mike, January 15, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Nicely made, with lots of reach & great hand protection & the engraving is lovely as any other I have seen. It handles nicely in my opinion & I am going to purchase the matching Rapier as soon as I can.
- michael, October 13, 2015
Beautiful weapon, excellent quality and it even feels good in the hand!
- kevin, January 30, 2014
A little big for a secondary weapon to the rapier.. My wife uses it as a short sword with her ensemble.. Quality Craftsmanship!!! A++
- Aric, September 12, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Added sharping not very sharp like other products I have orderd.
- james, August 23, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Recived one from my Stage Combat students as a thank you.  It is wonderful!!
- David, July 06, 2009

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Products specifications
Overall Length 23"
Blade Length 17"
Blade Width 1-1/2"
Weight 1lb/12oz
Material 1055 High Carbon Steel
Edge Unsharpened
Sharpening Available
Engraving Available
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