Pugio Dagger & Sheath - S5716

£5500

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Roman Pugio - Dagger & Sheath

Ref: S5716 Roman Pugio 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. Officials of the empire took to wearing ornate daggers in the performance of their offices, and some would wear concealed daggers as a defense against contingencies. The dagger was a common weapon of assassination and suicide; for example, the conspirators who stabbed Julius Caesar used pugiones. This exquisite piece and would make an ideal gift or display item

Key Features: EN45 Stainless Steel Historically accurate High Quality Construction Leather wrapped scabbard