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Roman Daggers

The Roman Pugio dagger blade was designed for close quarters fighting, It was used by the Roman Legionaries throughout the Roman Empire. It seems likely that is was designed predominantly as a thrusting weapon in much the same way as the larger Roman 'Gladius' sword. Our selection of Roman Pugio Daggers represents some of the best available to buy in the UK. Our selection ranges from purely ornate daggers designed for display through to replicas of pugio daggers that can be found in museums and favoured by reenactors and collectors worldwide.

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  • Roman Dagger - Gold

    The Romans are known to have borrowed ideas on the weapons of their enemies. Initially, they used weapons of Etruscan and Greek-style or, when confronted with the Celts, adopted their equipment. To defeat the Carthaginians built a fleet based on the Carthaginian model. Once a weapon is adopted it was standard. The weapons changed over the history of Rome, although its equipment and its use were never individual. Almost all Roman swords and daggers were double-edged and could be used for both cutting and threading.

    The pugio was a small dagger used by the ancient Roman soldiers possibly as an auxiliary weapon. Like other equipment of the Legionnaires, the dagger had a series of changes throughout the I century. Generally had a long blade and leaf-shaped, between 18 and 28 centimeters long and 5 centimeters or more across. It was ideal for threading; a good rush can pierce a chainmail weapon.

    Total length: 38cm
    Weight: 900g 
    Blade: Stainless Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    ScabbardNone

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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