Many Roman soldiers carried historical blades called pugio. Pugio daggers had very short but wide leaf-type blades that extended about 7 to 11 inches long. At Medieval Collectables, we carry an excellent selection of these Roman daggers, many of which are reproduction blades of items that have been collected by museums. The legionnaire pugio was used for stabbing and thrusting when fighting in close quarters with the enemy. When Roman soldiers were in close formation with an enemy, swords or spears could become impractical, yet these kinds of Roman knives could still be wielded, which is why they were the basic part of the Roman legions gear. Our collectible daggers and pugio knives make fantastic display blades and re-enactment weapons for history buffs.
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.
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.
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.