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Dagger features a classic
Gladiator Style wood hilt
and functional steel blade


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GLADIATOR DAGGER Image of Roman Gladiator Dagger with scabbard AH4233 by DeepeekaAH4233 by DEEPEEKA
In ancient Rome, gladiators commanded respect for their superior combat skills. Evoke the same sense of warrior prowess with the Gladiator Dagger, a straightforward blade that looks as though it came right out of the arena. The traditional dagger blade features a diamond cross section, enhancing strength and efficiency in stabbing. The wooden guard is tiered to provide protection for your hand while giving it a historical appeal. The handle is contoured for a secure grip, and the turned wood pommel is topped with a steel pommel button. A classic addition to your collection of Roman treasures, this Gladiator Dagger is a standard issue; beautiful in simplicity and unparalleled in function.


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Overall Length: 17 1/8"
Blade Length: 10 3/4"
Handle Length: 5 1/4"
Blade Edge: Sharpened
Blade Material: EN45 High Carbon Steel
Blade Width at Guard: 29.9 mm
Hilt: Turned Wood, walnut finish
Stitched Leather w/belt loop
Dagger Weight: 12.2 oz

Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.

full view image of Detail view of Roman Gladiator Dagger with scabbard AH4233 by Deepeeka

The Roman Dagger
Like the gladius, the dagger, also known as "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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