Main Gauche

'Main gauche' is French for 'left hand'. This name comes from this type of dagger being off-handed with a one-hand sword, and was used for parrying while the sword was mainly for attacking. The dagger type was used in late Middle Ages and early Renaissance in Europe.
There are two main types of Main Gauches, swordbreakers and tritons. Swordbreakers featured serrated edges that could catch your opponent's sword in them, while tritons had a blade divided into three parts, allowing you to trap your opponent's sword in between the blades.
マインゴーシュ [main gauche] in Japanese.

Final Fantasy II


Stats: ATK +32, ACC +70%, EVA +10%
Equip: all
Obtain: ?
Other: A knife that raises evasion

Final Fantasy III


Stats: ATK 35, ACC 100, AGI +3, weight 0
Buy: 7,000 gil (sell: ? gil)
Shop: Amur
Treasure: Castle Saronia
Type: Dagger

Final Fantasy V

Stats: ATK +33
Equip: most jobs
Buy: - (sell: 1,300 gil)
Treasure: Karnak Castle B1
Other: sometimes blocks enemy attacks, can be used with Spellblade

Final Fantasy VI

Stats: ATK 59, EVA +10, SPD +4
Equip: Locke
Obtain: ?
Description: Short dagger that sometimes parries enemy attacks
Other: Can be used with Runic and Two-handed

Final Fantasy XII

Stats: ATK 38, EVA 34
Range: 1, Charge time: 24, Combo chance: 7, Knockback chance: 0
Buy: 3,500 gil (sell: 1,750 gil)

Final Fantasy Tactics

Stats: ATK 6, Parry 40% (when available)
Range: horizontal 1, vertical up 2, vertical down 3
Equip (job): Squire, Chemist, Thief, Orator, Ninja, Dancer, Onion Knight
Equip (character): Squire (Ramza), Machinist, Game Hunter, Templar, Sky Pirate
Equip (enemy): level 21
Buy: 3,000 gil (sell: 1,500 gil)
Shop: (available after Alma joins in ch3) Gariland, Lesalia, castles, towns and cities
Description: This knife gives the weilder a good chance of blocking attacks, making it useful for both offense and defense.
Other: can be used with Dual Wield and Throw

Crystal Chronicles

Stats: DEF +2.
Obtain: Veo Lu Sluice, cycle 1
Type: Artifact

Airborne Brigade


Type: Dagger, Element: -, Growth: Fast, Cost: 15
Attack: 1,160 (lv1), 3,810 (lv80), 4,126 (lv100), 4,412 (lv120), 4,675 (lv140), 4,920 (lv160)
Defense: 1,170 (lv1), 3,841 (lv80), 4,160 (lv100), 4,448 (lv120), 4,713 (lv140), 4,960 (lv160)
Obtain: any chest that gives this rank

Type: Dagger, Element: -, Growth: Normal, Cost: 10
Attack: 760 (lv1), ? (lv60), ? (lv75), ? (lv90), ? (lv105), 4,300 (lv120)
Defense: 730 (lv1), ? (lv60), ? (lv75), ? (lv90), ? (lv105), 4,130 (lv120)
Obtain: any chest that gives this rank

All the Bravest

Stats: ATK +1, From: FF2
Equip: Thief, Dancer, Locke Cole, Rinoa Heartilly
Drop: Sucker
Description: This dagger gifts its wielder with a catlike evasion that really annoys enemies.



Stats (lv1): STR +45
Stats (lv15): STR +80
Buy: - (sell: ? gil)
Obtain: North Cerobi Plains, event quest Monster Lotto
Alchemy: Darksteel Khukri, Magicite Fragment, Green Drop
Type: Dagger, Rarity: ★★★, Element: -

Record Keeper


Main Gauche (II)
Stats: ATK +19, ACC 89 (lv1), ? (lv5), ? (lv10), ? (lv15), ATK +46, ACC 89 (lv20)
Max Level: lv10 (initial), lv15 (first evolve), lv20 (second evolve)
Type: Dagger, Rarity: ★★★


Main Gauche (VI)
Stats: ATK +18, ACC 89, EVA +4 (lv1), ? (lv5), ? (lv10), ? (lv15), ATK +44, ACC 89, EVA +4 (lv20)
Max Level: lv10 (initial), lv15 (first evolving), lv20 (second evolving)
Type: Dagger, Rarity: ★★★


Main Gauche (T)
Stats: ATK +83, ACC 95 (lv1), ? (lv5), ? (lv10), ? (lv15), ? (lv20), ? (lv25), ATK +135, ACC 95 (lv30)
Max Level: lv20 (initial), lv25 (first evolve), lv30 (second evolve)
Type: Dagger, Rarity: ★★★★★
Other: enables use of the Crush Armor when equipped by Delita

Category: Equipment

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