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.
- Many of the dagger hilts below make fine light swords. It all depends what blade I put on it.
- 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.
Wide dagger – $16.42
Main gauche dagger – $29.26
Costume sword – $12.84
Vorpal sword – $37.47
Wide dagger – $20.00
Main gauche dagger – $32.84
Costume sword – $16.42
Vorpal sword – $41.05
Simple, strong powerful dagger. This basic brass hilt style is seen from 3000 BC to the late 1500’s AD.
Wide dagger – $20.42
Main gauche dagger – $33.26
Costume sword – $16.84
Blade = 8″ – [$17.05]
The basic dagger, found throughout Europe and spans 1000 years of Western civilization. Tough and classic.
Poniard dagger – $14.43
Wide dagger – $16.87
Main gauche dagger – $27.48
Costume sword – $13.91
Vorpal sword – $34.26
152 – PIRULO
A fine dueling weapon when more protection for the hand is prudent.
Poniard dagger – $ 15.65
Wide dagger – $ 18.09
Main gauche dagger – $ 28.70
Wide dagger – $20.42
Main gauche dagger – $28.70
Costume sword – $28.70
Vorpal sword – $28.70
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 dagger – $ 9.22
Wide dagger – $ 11.65
Main gauche dagger – $ 22.26
Costume sword – $8.70
Epee sword – $10.78
Schlaeger sword – $22.43
Vorpal sword – $29.04
Typical main gauche (left hand) parrying dagger of the early cavalier period (1600-1650). The hilt also makes an interesting (although purely fantastical) sword.
The Jussac is unique in that the big sweep of steel protects the back of the hand, not the knuckles. There is only one correct way to hold this sword or dagger:
Poniard blade $ 14.09
Wide dagger blade $ 16.52
Main gauche blade $ 27.13
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 – 3 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
Simple clean lines make this an excellent all-around parrying tool for rapier and dagger work. $69
152 – PIRULO
A fine dueling weapon when more protection for the hand is prudent. $113
A typical main gauche (left hand) parrying dagger of the cavalier period.
poniard blade – $ 94
Wide Bladed – 4 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
The 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
The basic dagger, found throughout Europe and spans 1000 years of Western Civilization. Tough and classic. $92
340 – RING DAGGER
Makes a fine medieval companion dagger, and actually is strong enough if fighting against an epee-bladed rapier. 12″ blade, 18″ overall- only $59