Back by popular demand! Kult of Athena has a limited stock available of this classic Windlass dagger which we commissioned Windlass to produce for us in a special production run.
The Diavolo Main Gauche by Windlass is a superbly designed parrying dagger for the duellist; on its own it is a great self defense weapon which gives its wielder the ability to deal with larger weapons, but it really comes into its own when paired with a sword for a combined weapons system that transitions seamlessly between defense and offense. The design of this large dagger allows it to be used in either the right or the left hand and crossguard and guard ring are both thickened to withstand impact and shock from larger weapons. The blade of 1055 high carbon steel has a diamond cross section to give it considerable stiffness and rigidity to ensure that it can puncture with optimized force.
When in a bind with another weapon a skilled duellist needs only a quick flick of the wrist and applied pressure to snare or entangle the blade of the foe in a parry with the namesake “Diavolo” devil horn quillons! With the blade of the foe ensnared or encumbered between a devil horn quillon and a stiff blade the opportunity for a decisive counterstrike is facilitated. A decidedly devilish dagger indeed!
Like the elaborate guard, the faceted pommel is well-crafted from steel and the grip is made from stout wood. The grip has plenty of room for a comfortable grip and it subtly flares toward the pommel to aid in preventing the dagger from sliding in the hand. The grip is bound in tightly twisted wire for a sure grip and is surmounted on both ends with a banding of knotwork steel wire which was knotted by hand.
The dagger has a matching companion scabbard of thick black leather with a locket and chape of steel to complete the dagger.