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ROMAN PUGIO Silver Inlaid LE
List Price: $900.00
Collectors Price: $799.90

Overall Length: 38cm
Blade Length: 25cm
Weight: 576 gms
Weight w/scabb: 970 gms
There are only 100 pieces made of this Limited Edition Silver Inlaid Pugio. A rare collectible from Deepeeka.

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ROMAN PUGIO Silver Inlaid Limited Edition image of AH3264S Roman Pugio Limited Edition by DeepeekaAH3264S by Deepeeka
This limited edition Type 'B' pugio is the culmination of nearly a year's development work by Deepeeka. There will only be 100 of these made! It is based on the silver inlaid plate from Melun in France. Each dagger comes complete with its own hardwood velvet-lined presentation box.

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. 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. Of them Vegetius says: A stroke with the edges, though made with ever so much force, seldom kills, .... On the contrary, a stab, though it penetrates but two inches, is generally fatal. ... the body is covered while a thrust is given, and the adversary receives the point before he sees the sword. This was the method of fighting principally used by the Romans .The dagger was a common weapon of assassination and suicide; for example, it is recorded that the conspirators who stabbed Julius Caesar used pugiones.

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