Daggers

A double edged knife with an acute angle at its point; primarily a thrusting weapon. As with knives in general, blade lengths of more than 18 inches put the weapon in the realm of short sword rather than dagger. Daggers disappear from men’s dress by about 1660.

Our combat daggers have blades of unsurpassed durability and beauty, all steel guards and hardwood grips.  The wide blade will even stand up to broadsword fights and is excellent for multiple-period needs.  The poniard blade is perfect for light quick work in epee-bladed rapier and dagger fights.

Have you considered?

  • By the way, many sword guards can also make fine daggers. Follow this link – Trim Hilt Swords.
  • Leather Goods.  Do you need only the dagger, or some way to attach it to the actor as well? Once you’re done selecting the hilt and blade, take a look at our leather goods rental section which has sashes, belts, frogs and scabbards.

Prices are for the first 30 days and are subject to change. For more information, click here for an explanation of our rental prices.

Photos are to illustrate guard only. Grip and pommel will change with each order.

CASSIO338 – CASSIO

Lovely brass guard. Wide blade – [$16.42]

ARTHURARTHUR305 – ARTHUR

Wide blade – [$20.84]

HAMPTON330 – HAMPTON

Simple, strong powerful dagger. This basic brass hilt style is seen from 3000 BC to the late 1500’s AD.

Wide dagger – [$17.89]

TWO EDGE COMBAT395 – TWO-EDGE COMBAT

Blade = 8″ – [$11.16]

 

LOMBARD COMPANION345- LOMBARD COMPANION

The basic dagger, found throughout Europe and spans 1000 years of Western civilization. Tough and classic.
Poniard blade                                  $ 14.43
Wide dagger blade                         $ 16.87
Main gauche blade                        $ 27.48

RING GUARDRING GUARD340 – RING GUARD

The small ring provided the illusion of offering a little more hand protection.
Poniard blade                        $ 15.65
Wide dagger blade                $ 18.09
Main gauche blade               $ 28.70

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR343 – KNIGHTS TEMPLAR

Named for the fierce warriors who defended Jerusalem during the Crusades. As the Templars were warrior-monks, we thought this simple cruciform quillon style to be appropriate.
Poniard blade                                        $ 10.61
Wide dagger blade                               $ 13.04
Main gauche blade                              $ 23.65

GOSSAMER COMPANION342- GOSSAMER COMPANION

Another main gauche, this one lighter and easier to wear.
Poniard blade                                                  $ 13.22
Wide dagger blade                                          $ 15.65
Main gauche blade                                         $ 26.26

NAVARRE348 – NAVARRE

Shown with the poniard blade, which, by the way, was meant to penetrate the chinks of an opponent’s armor or helmet for the final killing thrust.
Poniard blade                            $ 9.22
Wide dagger blade                   $ 11.65
Main gauche blade                  $ 22.26

SAXONY346 – SAXONY

Sometimes misnamed the Swiss dagger, the design originated from Germany in the 14th century, but became popular throughout Europe.
Poniard blade                               $ 13.57
Wide dagger blade                       $ 16.00
Main gauche blade                      $ 26.61

BAVARIA341 – BAVARIA

Variation of the above Saxony.
Poniard blade                                $ 9.74
Wide dagger blade                       $ 12.17
Main gauche blade                      $ 22.78

HEIDELBERG347 – HEIDELBERG

Yet another variation of the above Saxony.

Poniard blade only                     $ 8.87

JUSSAC JUSSAC JUSSAC 302 – JUSSAC

Typical main gauche (left hand) parrying dagger of the cavalier period (and also makes a great sword).
Poniard blade                    $ 14.09
Wide dagger blade            $ 16.52
Main gauche blade           $ 27.13

TESTALEON300 – TESTALEON

A true 16th century stiletto.

[Limited availability] poniard – [$11.79]

BO’S’UN’S351 – BO’S’UN’S

Simple dagger with knuckle protection. Common seafaring style, usually used with a thin dirk or poniard blade.
Poniard blade                                  $ 9.22
Wide dagger blade                          $ 11.65
Main gauche blade                         $ 22.26

Items for Sale

Poniard Bladed – 4 choices !

The blades used on these daggers make a perfect match against the common epee, schlaeger, or foil-bladed rapiers found in most theatres. These are parrying and thrusting, not cutting, dagger blades. Hardwood handles and steel pommels.

Exposed poniard blade dimensions (after it leaves the hilt): L= 14″; W= 5/8″; 4 oz.
Average overall poniard dagger weight is about 8 oz

NAVARRE348 – NAVARRE

SwordcraftersSimple clean lines make this an excellent all-around parrying tool for rapier and dagger work. $69

SAXONYSAXONY346 – SAXONY

SwordcraftersSometimes misnamed the Swiss dagger, but became popular throughout Europe amongst the nobility. $89

JUSSAC JUSSAC JUSSAC302 – JUSSAC

SwordcraftersA typical main gauche (left hand) parrying dagger of the cavalier period (and also a great pirate cutlass – follow this link )

poniard blade – $ 94

Super Value Poniard  !

Bare bones basic stage combat daggers. The wood handles are left unfinished and un-tapered.

TEMPLAR COMPANION TEMPLAR COMPANION TEMPLAR COMPANION343 – TEMPLAR COMPANION

SwordcraftersThis dagger is named for the fierce warriors who defended the city of Jerusalem during the Crusades. As the Knights Templar were warrior-monks, we thought this cruciform style to be appropriate. $40.

Wide Bladed – 3 choices !

The blades used on these daggers are nearly indestructible. Very lovely, but might be too strong against the fencing epee blade. Hardwood handles and steel pommels.

Exposed wide blade dimensions: L= 12″; W= 1 1/4″; 8 oz
Average overall wide dagger weight is about 1 lb

GOSSAMER COMPANION GOSSAMER COMPANION342 – GOSSAMER COMPANION

SwordcraftersThe other daggers can cover a wide historical range, but this is a purely left hand parrying dagger of the late Renaissance to Cavalier period (see our #230 Gossamer Swept Hilt rapier). $85

LOMBARD COMPANION LOMBARD COMPANION345 – LOMBARD COMPANION

SwordcraftersThe basic dagger, found throughout Europe and spans 1000 years of Western Civilization. Tough and classic. $92

340 – RING DAGGER

SwordcraftersRING GUARDJust like the Lombard Companion above, but the small side ring gives you just a bit more protection (and helps to keep the dagger from slipping through your belt). $99

Costume Dagger – great savings !

These daggers are sturdy, but we don’t consider them “fight-worthy”. Fine for wave-around props or when fighting against epee-bladed swords.

SALAMANCA DAGGER308 – SALAMANCA DAGGER

Makes a fine medieval companion dagger, and actually is strong enough if fighting against an epee-bladed rapier. 12″ blade, 18″ overall- only $39