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Roman Pugio

#401392
$94.95

The wood hilt of this Roman dagger is paired with a fully tempered 1055 high carbon steel blade. Comes with a wood scabbard covered in leather with brass parts. Overall 19-1/4 inches.
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Overview


Circa 100 AD
The distinct shape of the Pugio blade was excellent for a close quarters fight, and was used throughout the legions. Although swords and knives were generally not worn by civilians within the boundaries of the Pax Romana, barbarians and bandits were certainly to be found in the outlands, and a merchant or trader best go armed. No doubt many an old legionnaire must have found it easier to keep his balance with the familiar weight on his hip as he worked his farm in new won territory.

The wood hilt is paired with a fully tempered high carbon steel blade. Comes complete with a wood scabbard covered in leather with brass parts. Based on remains in the British Museum. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

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Specifications


Products specifications
Overall Length 19-1/4"
Blade Length 12-1/4"
Blade Width 2-1/8"
Blade Thickness 3/16"
Weight 1lb
Material 1055 High Carbon Steel
Edge Unsharpened
Sharpening Available
Engraving Available

Reviews


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Roman Pugio
A superb blade, I ordered it with an engraving and sharpening service and it was perfect. No defects in the blade or scabbard. A great purchase for anyone who is interested in the Romans or just needs a small blade.
- Ian, June 19, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Roman Puglio
Just right in every way, and not too dangerously sharp in this case.
- Warren, January 29, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Pigio
very nice blade
- William, January 22, 2019 | Verified Purchase
The blade is excellent! It feels good in the hand and well balanced. The workmanship of the handle was superb and no loose parts. My only real complaint would be the scabbard is way too loose. The design of the scabbard is great, but it needs to hold the blade solidly!
- Donald, July 26, 2017 | Verified Purchase
A hefty dagger with excellent grip.
the only problem is that I may have
to buy the gladius.
- Lester, June 01, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I am very pleased with this dagger. Weight and balance as expected, handles well. I ordered this sharpened, but found that I needed to put a finer edge on the blade for my taste. Otherwise I would have rated it with five stars.
- Ed, January 24, 2017 | Verified Purchase
The Pugio arrived in wonderful shape. Museum Replicas packs all of their orders extremely well. I ordered it sharpened and it couldn't be better, you could shave a mouse's whiskers off while he was sleeping with this dagger and not wake him up.

My only complaint isthat the throat of the scabbard could be a little tighter to secure it while carrying.
- Mike, January 15, 2017 | Verified Purchase
A beautiful side-arm, although not the most historically accurate pugio on the market. The handle is the wrong shape for a Pugio. The blade length is about right for an imperial pugio which was usually between 250-350mm, i.e. 10-14", long (republican pugios being shorter at between 150-200mm or 6-8"). The blade usually had a pronounced mid-rib, more so than this blade. Both republican and imperial pugio handles were metal, sandwiching an organic layer of bone, horn or possibly wood either side of a flat tang and riveted to the blade and tang, although later pugios had rod-tangs, which could have wooden replacement handles fitted if the original metal handle was damaged. Metal handles usually had a central bulbous swelling with a bulbous pommel during the republican period and a flat-edged pommel during the imperial period.
- Ian, March 13, 2014
Well made. Should do good in self defense situations, as the discription says.
- Thomas, December 01, 2010 | Verified Purchase
A very well done replica if my research is correct. If it is accurate, the Romans knew what they were doing and this item still functions as a very effective short sidearm. Joe B
- Judge Joe, December 27, 2008 | Verified Purchase

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Products specifications
Overall Length 19-1/4"
Blade Length 12-1/4"
Blade Width 2-1/8"
Blade Thickness 3/16"
Weight 1lb
Material 1055 High Carbon Steel
Edge Unsharpened
Sharpening Available
Engraving Available
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