The parrying dagger, or Main Gauche, is a category of small handheld weapons from the European late Middle Ages and early Renaissance. These weapons were used as off-hand weapons in conjunction with a single-handed sword such as a rapier.
Approximate specifications are as follows:
Overall length: 41.5cm
Blade length: 29cm
Steel: EN45 high carbon steel
High carbon steel is not moisture resistant, therefore must be kept dry and regularly oiled to keep in top condition.