Main Gauche, Spanish 17th Century

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Main Gauche, Spanish 17th Century

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The Main Gauche (French for left hand) was employed in battle in the left had as a parrying dagger designed to deflect you enemy’s sword strike and, if successful, to catch you opponents blade in its corners and snap it out of his hand. this example is Spanish and has a raised and embossed large coat of arms of the owner on the guard. this is a classic form of this edged weapon but they rarely have elaborate decorative features found on his one.

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