Roman Pugio, ca 100 AD


The distinct shape of the Pugio blade was excellent for a close quarters fight, 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. No doubt many an old legionnaire must have found it easier to keep his balance with the familiar weight on his hip as he worked his farm in new won territory. The wood hilt is paired with a fully tempered high carbon steel blade. Comes complete with a wood scabbard covered in leather with brass parts. Based on remains in the British Museum. More information...

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Roman Pugio, circa 100 AD

Please note: This is just an ornamental item, not intended for real use!

Comes complete with a wood scabbard covered in leather with brass parts.

  • Blade of 1055 High Carbon Steel
  • The blade edge is approx. 0,5mm thick
  • Overall length of the pugio approx. 493mm
  • Blade length approx. 311mm
  • The blade at the guard is approx. 48,5mm wide and 4,2mm thick
  • Weight of the pugio approx. 392 g
  • Weight incl. scabbard approx. 526 g

Specs can vary slightly from pugio to pugio.

Even if this is a fully functional pugio, it cannot be used in combat shows, historical reenactment or similar for safety reasons!

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24-Feb 2017
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