Pugio 'Exeter', Roman dagger
The pugio is a Roman dagger carried by legionaries in ancient Rome. It served as a secondary weapon and was worn on the left side of the belt. Typical of this dagger is its double-edged blade, which was usually taiIed.
Since the 2nd century, the so-called pugio found its way into military equipment and was in use until the 3rd century.
Classically, this pugio has a waisted blade with a throat. The blade is blunt on both sides and the tip is rounded.
The handle is made of wood and metal, which consist of several layers and are riveted together. The wood is only visible on the side of the handle.
The dagger scabbard is made of leather and has steel reinforcements on the edge. 4 carrying rings on the leather scabbard ensure easy attachment to the belt.
- Blade material: EN45 spring steel
- Total length: approx. 40 cm
- Blade length: approx. 22.7 cm
- Handle length: approx. 12.5 cm
- Weight: approx. 645 g
Scope of delivery: 1x Pugio dagger incl. leather sheath