Difference between revisions of "Main gauche"

From Cunnan
Jump to navigationJump to search
m
Line 3: Line 3:
 
They often had curved [[crossguard|quillions]] and a small [[basket hilt]] to protect the hand and were used point up with the thumb resting on the flat of the [[blade]].
 
They often had curved [[crossguard|quillions]] and a small [[basket hilt]] to protect the hand and were used point up with the thumb resting on the flat of the [[blade]].
  
The Scot's Left Handed Dagger is a variation on the main gauche and features a much larger [[blade]] than would typically be seen. This was often used in conjuction with a [[basket hilt]]ed [[sword]] and dates from the late [[16th century|16th]] to [[17th century]].
+
The Scot's Left Handed [[Dagger]] is a variation on the main gauche and features a much larger [[blade]] than would typically be seen. This was often used in conjuction with a [[basket hilt]]ed [[sword]] and dates from the late [[16th century|16th]] to [[17th century]].
  
 
[[Category:weapons]]
 
[[Category:weapons]]

Revision as of 16:43, 28 April 2006

Main gauche means 'left hand' and refers to a slender dagger used in that same hand when engaged with a combat with anther weapon, typically a rapier.

They often had curved quillions and a small basket hilt to protect the hand and were used point up with the thumb resting on the flat of the blade.

The Scot's Left Handed Dagger is a variation on the main gauche and features a much larger blade than would typically be seen. This was often used in conjuction with a basket hilted sword and dates from the late 16th to 17th century.