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 is an exquisite piece and would make an ideal gift or display item
EN45 Spring Steel
High Quality Construction
Leather wrapped scabbard
Price QualitySlaineVery nice for the cost; I took the black colour from the scabbard furniture and buffed up the brass-looks better imo. Solid construction and great quality.
Price QualityTitusLovely, sturdy full tang replica that feels great in the hand/. A must for any collector.
Price QualityrichieI love these replicas and now have the set of gladius sparta and pugio and I would recommend them
They are good quality sturdy functional accurate replicas at a price that till recently would have bought only ornaments and would brighten any collection or make a terrific stand alone piece