The Main Gauche or left-hand dagger was used in conjunction with the rapier, providing an added dimension in both offense and defense. Replicating a 17th century museum piece, Hanwei’s Trident Main Gauche (SH1031) illustrates the skill and ingenuity of the bladesmiths of the period. Worn as a straight dagger, the weapon becomes a highly effective Main Gauche at the touch of a button, when the spring-loaded side pieces of the split blade fly open to become blade trappers. At the same time the offensive capability provided by the point is retained. Surprisingly, many examples of this ingenious system have survived and may be seen in European museums.
Sorry, this item is discontinued.
- Ingenious spring -operated mechanism.
- Accurate replication of a museum piece.
- Great conversation piece.
- Blade length: 11 5/8“
- Overall length: 17 5/8″
- Weight: 1lb 2oz
- compliments the SH1028 Swept Hilt Rapier