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Roman Pugio Dagger AH3264B


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Roman Pugio Dagger AH3264B. History daggers. Side arm weapon of the Roman legionaries. Overall Length: 12 3/4".

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Roman Pugio Dagger

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.

History daggers.

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