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add_to_cart.gif view_cart.gifDagger features an ornate cast metal handle and sharpened steel blade.


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ROMAN CAESAR PUGIO/DAGGER Image of Roman Caesar Dagger with scabbard KE9988 made in ChinaKE9988 China
This replica is designed from an authentic Roman museum piece. The detail in the design illustrates the skill of the artisan and the taste of the Roman officer who wore the original. This Roman Pugio/dagger and scabbard are finely engraved with Imperial Eagles, Lion, and Wolf nursing the founders of Rome Romulus and Remus. Dagger features an ornate cast metal handle and 10 inch double edged sharpened steel blade that carries a blood groove down its center. Comes complete with a matching scabbard equipped with lanyard rings, ready to be secured to a Roman Officer or mighty legionnaire's belt. Perfect piece for the collector or re-enactors of the Roman era.


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Overall Length: 15.25"
Blade Length: 10. 3/8"
Handle Length: 5"
Blade Edge: Sharpened
Blade Material: 440 Stainless Steel
Blade Width at Guard: 1 5/8"
Blade Thickness at Guard: 1/8"
Hilt: Cast metal antiqued Silver
Cast alloy antiqued Silver
Dagger Weight: 1 lb 0.4 oz.
Scabbard Weight: 9.6 oz

Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.

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The Roman Pugio
Like the gladius, the pugio was a stabbing weapon of 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.


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.
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