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The Pugio dagger was a dagger that was used by both
the Romans and the Greeks. It was a very versatile
item, useable as both dagger and utility knife. It was
also likely that this was the dagger that ultimately
killed Julius Caesar (in fact, it seems that all of
Julius Caesar's assassins used pugios to finish him
off on the Ides of March).
This dagger is a historically accurate example of the
roman style pugios worn by soldiers and civilians
alike in Rome. It features a beautiful, fully
tempered, high-carbon steel blade with a full tang.
The blade has the classic "waisted" shape that was so
popular among Classic Age blades. The beautifully
grained wood hilt is one solid piece of hardwood,
polished and tipped with a lustrous brass cap. A
polished brass shock plate is set against the base of
the guard, perfectly true to actual Pugio examples
discovered by archaeologists. A wood scabbard, wrapped
in black leather and ornamented with stylish brass
collar and tip, comes with this dagger (and
complements it nicely, we might add).
Overall, this is probably the nicest functional pugio
we carry (nice as in, it says "Excuse me" before it
plunges through the hearts of enemies). (Please do not
plunge this through anyone's heart. That other
sentence was just a figure of speech and a feeble
attempt at humor). The tempered blade, handsome
design and dazzling scabbard make an admirable
addition to any costume or uniform and a fine
display piece for any home.