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The Pugio Durio can be delivered with brass-fitted, partially leather coated, wooden scabbard for corresponding extra charge. The wooden scabbard is not covered by the basic price.
The pugio was a dagger used by Roman soldiers as a sidearm. The Legionaries wore the Pugio at the cingulum on the side. This type of weapon was developed on the Iberian Peninsula in 2nd century BC, from where it was adopted to the Roman military equipment. It was the successor to the Parazoniums.
It seems likely that the pugio was intended as an auxiliary weapon, but its exact purpose to the soldier remains unknown for sure. 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. Pugio came from the use in the 3rd century AD.
Please read also our: Directions for the use of bladed weapons.
In the case of hand-forged blade our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it with hand on the anvil or under the monkey (drop hammer). By forging becomes the steel more compacted (denser). Industrially rolled spring steel blades are made by cutting steel plate into strips under drop shears. Then they are ground or milled/grooved and without further forging directly put into the annealing furnace and hardened in oil bath. The qualities of both kinds of blades do not differ from each other much since the industrial rolling is already very good. On forged blades usually have forge traces, which give them an authentic and unique look.