Roman Daggers from Medieval Collectables
Our Roman Daggers also called the Pugio, replicate originals that have survived in remarkably good condition in a European museum. The distinct shape of the Pugio blade was excellent for a close quartersfight, 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. Roman daggers were a basic part of the Roman army. When they were in close formation and the sword or spear could not be used, the Roman dagger was the next weapon of choice.
The Roman dagger, or Pugio, was a standard weapon carried by the Roman Legions. This replica by Denix of a museum piece illustrates the skill of the artisan and the taste of the Roman officer who wore the original.
The wood hilt of this Roman Pugio Dagger is paired with a fully tempered high carbon steel blade. It comes complete with a wood scabbard covered in leather with brass parts. It is based on remains in the British Museum.
Perfectly suited to the combat of the gladiatorial arenas, short weapons like this Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch were used by many a Roman gladiator. As weapons, they also helped ensure an exciting match for the spectators, too.
In some cases, archers for the Roman Legion were not necessary, especially if every trooper carried a supply of Plumbata Darts. Similar to small arrows and thrown by hand, these projectiles were considered to be especially deadly.
The pugio was a typical arm to be found at the side of any Roman soldier, acting as a badge of office and honor, as well as a sidearm. This Late Roman Dagger is a simple variant of the pugio, appropriate for any unranked soldier.
The pugio was a typical arm to be found at the side of virtually any Roman soldier, acting as a sort of badge of office and honor, as well as a sidearm. This Brass Pugio Dagger is a variant of the pugio, appropriate for any soldier.
Perfectly suited to the combat of the gladiatorial arenas, short weapons like this Brass Handled Gladiator Dolch were used by many a Roman gladiator. As weapons, they also helped ensure an exciting match for the spectators, too.
The pugio was a typical arm to be found at the side of virtually any Roman soldier, acting as a sort of badge of office, as well as a sidearm. This Basic Pugio Dagger is a variant of the pugio, appropriate for any unranked soldier.
The Roman Parazonium Dagger was, as a symbol, often associated with and carried by Virtus, a lesser-known Roman god who presided over military strength - the very personification of virtue, valor, excellence, courage, and worth.
You never know when you are going to need a good utility knife, and when you are reenacting, that can leave you with limited choices. Unless you happen to be carrying this Roman Utility Knife, which will suit almost any task quite well.
The pugio was a typical arm to be found at the side of virtually any Roman soldier, acting as a badge of office and honor and a sidearm. This Embossed Pugio Dagger is an ornate dagger appropriate for any ranked officer or general.
Unique is certainly a good way to describe this Gladiator Barbarian Dagger. Ornate details, especially on the hilt, make it a fine collectible, while the overall design ensures that it is a weapon that will draw the eye.
As the pugio was often the sidearm of choice for ancient Roman officers and dignitaries, this dagger had to inspire an image of high rank. The Roman Leewen Pugio does just that, with shining brass accents and beaded details.
In ancient Rome, gladiators commanded respect for their superior combat skills. Evoke the same sense of warrior prowess with the Gladiator Dagger, a straightforward blade that looks as though it came right out of the arena.
Well known as the city destroyed by a volcanic eruption, Pompeii has fascinated people for centuries. This 1st Century Pompeii Dagger is designed after findings from these ancient ruins so you can add it to your Roman themed collection.
After a century of little use, the pugio dagger made a sweeping comeback in the early third century. Becoming the sidearm of choice for Roman officers, the 3rd Century Roman Pugio inspires a sense of nobility and mortality.