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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 - Silver

    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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    Excl. Tax: £59.17 Incl. Tax: £71.00

  • Roman Pugio Dagger

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    Our Roman Pompeii Pugio Dagger is hand forged from steel and features a leather lined sheath with brass fittings and a sandwiched horn and steel hilt that is often found on surviving pieces. Its authentic design and blunt blade make it a favourite amongst Roman reenactors.

    Total length: 33.5cm
    Blade length: 22.5 cm
    Grip length: 6.5 cm
    Weight: 538g
    Blade thickness (base): 0.4 cm
    Blade width (base):  6.14 cm
    Edge: Blunt
    Scabbard: Steel and Brass

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

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    Excl. Tax: £45.83 Incl. Tax: £55.00

  • Roman Pompeii Pugio Dagger

    This well-made Roman Pompeii Pugio Dagger replica was most likely used by an officer or Centurion on account of the ornate brass decoration. It is hand forged from steel and features a leather lined sheath with brass fittings and a sandwiched horn and steel hilt that is often found on surviving pieces.

    Its authentic design and blunt blade make it a favourite amongst Roman re-enactors.

    Total Length: 35cm
    Blade Length: 23cm 
    Grip length: 12cm
    Weight: 425g
    Blade thickness (base): 0.75cm
    Blade width (base): 5.5cm
    Edge: Blunt
    Scabbard: Steel and Brass

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

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    Excl. Tax: £58.33 Incl. Tax: £70.00

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