Roman Dagger Pugio

40.00€

The pugio (plural: pugiones) was a knife used by Roman soldiers as a side weapon. It seems likely that the pugio was intended as an auxiliary weapon, but its exact purpose for the soldier remains unknown. The Knights of the Empire were required to wear elaborate knives in the performance of their duties, and some wore concealed knives as a defense against unforeseen events. The sword was a common weapon of murder and suicide, for example, the conspirators who killed Julius Caesar used pugiones.Like Claudio, the pugio was probably a knife chosen as the kind of weapon that is said to be preferre..

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The pugio (plural: pugiones) was a knife used by Roman soldiers as a side weapon. It seems likely that the pugio was intended as an auxiliary weapon, but its exact purpose for the soldier remains unknown. The Knights of the Empire were required to wear elaborate knives in the performance of their duties, and some wore concealed knives as a defense against unforeseen events. The sword was a common weapon of murder and suicide, for example, the conspirators who killed Julius Caesar used pugiones.

Like Claudio, the pugio was probably a knife chosen as the kind of weapon that is said to be preferred by the Romans. Of these, the well-known Roman writer Vegetius says:

A blow to the edges, though done with such force, rarely kills, .... On the contrary, a knife, though penetrating but two inches, is generally fatal. ... the body is covered while pushing and the opponent takes the point before seeing the sword. This was the method of battle used mainly by the Romans ...


Characteristics:

Roman dagger with sheath

Richly decorated metal case

The blade is made of 420 stainless steel

Blade length 19 cm

Total length 31 cm

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