The Roman Pugio Dagger & Sheath
Roman Pugio Dagger & Sheath
The 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. Officials of the empire took to wearing ornate daggers in the performance of their offices, and some would wear concealed daggers as a defense against contingencies. The dagger was a common weapon of assassination and suicide; for example, the conspirators who stabbed Julius Caesar used pugiones.
This is an exquisite piece and would make an ideal gift or display item
EN45 Spring Steel
High Quality Construction
Leather wrapped scabbard
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Reviewer: Anthony from South Wales
I'm very happy with this piece. The service on this site is excellent with extremely swift delivery. My order was processed and dispatched within a matter of minutes, and the dagger arrived the following day.
The blade is of very rugged design and feels reassuringly heavy. It comes unsharpened but can clearly take an edge, and the tip of the weapon is extremely effective. The sheath is well made and historically authentic.
I would recommend this item highly to collectors of daggers and swords alike.