Roman Pugio Dagger AH3264B. History daggers. Side arm weapon of the Roman legionaries. Overall Length: 12 3/4".
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Roman military dagger.
This Brass Beaded Roman Dagger, or Pugio, replicates the classic broad, waisted blade and is ridged and fullered for stiffness and lightness, and the full-width tang matches the profile of the grip. Features a carbon steel blade with blunt edge perfect for safe home display, reenactments or authentic theatrical and movie prop use.
Roman Pugio Dagger features
Overall Length: 12 3/4"
Blade Length: 8"
Handle Length: 4 3/4"
Pugio was a small dagger used by Roman soldiers as a sidearm. It seems likely that the pugio was intended as an auxiliary or backup weapon, but it found many uses, especially as a utility knife. The Roman Pugio was often highly decorated and were clearly a status symbol. Officials of the empire took to wearing these ornate daggers in the performance of their offices, and some would wear concealed daggers as a defense against contingencies.
Like the gladius, the pugio was a stabbing weapon, the type preferred by the Romans.