Main Gauche Dagger Blade
Our Main Gauche Dagger Blade features a hand ground diamond distal taper and a couple other features that make this blade unique. After a chance encounter with a very unique historical reference, we decided to put the tell tale square forte block with holes at the base of the forte and put a wavy edge on the first 6″ of the blade. These features were popular throughout the 17th century regarding blades of this type. These features were known as “sword breaker” slots and serrations; meant for catching, slowing down or even holding the opponent’s blade. Since we cannot (for safety reasons) reproduce these features accurately we chose to mimic them cosmetically. Our Blades are made from high quality 5160 spring steel bar stock tempered to the optimal point where maximum toughness & durability meets hardness, 50 HRC. These blades have a bright finish, diamond distal taper and linear flex centered in the tip third of the blade. Essentially, the Main gauche Dagger Blade is our homage to the classic dagger blades that come to mind when we think of the 3 Musketeers fighting their way to Calais. Great for SCA, HEMA and WMA rapier combat.
These blades are offered in blade lengths from 14″ up to 18″ measured from the tang shoulder to the tip.
Finally, we offer two tip types: Normal Tip (NT) (+$0.00), the standard rounded tip that accepts a rubber blunt and Spatulated Tip (ST) (+$10.00), a swelled and rounded tip that offers tip width of no less than 5mm.
Be sure to choose your length, flex and tip options when ordering. If not specified, a flex weight of 2 and normal tip will be assumed.
Other specifics include:
- 2mm rolled edges that require little to no burr maintenance.
- 5.5″ long tang.
- Polished finish.
- Rubber tip sold separately.