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The Renaissance main-gauche (French for "left hand) was used mainly to assist in defence by parrying incoming thrusts, while the dominant hand wields a rapier or similar longer weapon intended for one-handed use. The blade of this Main Gauche has a 12cm-long-ricasso and two U-shaped, approx. 52mm deep notches (so-called. blade breaker). The blade is made from 5mm thick tempered spring steel and is sharp ground!
Important note: This Main Gauche is available in the original version with a sharp blade only. Its use in combat or theatrical performances is extremely dangerous. For this reason, it is offered as a decorative item for collectors e.g. It is NOT sold in any case as a weapon for practical use.
The scabbards are made exactly to the size of the blade. Please select a scabbard you like. If you´re not sure, whether it is a suitable one, contact us with your order number and we will recommend you a suitable style. If you have already received the sword, we will ask you after receiving your order to submit several measurements of the sword blade. If we still have not dispatched the sword, we will take measurements of the blade ourselves and have the scabbard made for you in correct size.