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. We carry an excellent selection of these Roman daggers, many of which are replicas of weapons that have been preserved in remarkably good condition in museums. The Roman pugio was used for stabbing and thrusting when fighting in close quarters with the enemy. When legionnaires 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 army gear. Our Roman daggers and pugio replicas make fantastic collectible blades and reenactment weapons for history buffs.
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.
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.
Based on the pugio of the ancient Roman Legions, the Brass Finish Ornate Roman Dagger is an elegant take on the historical weapon. Brass tone details, scrollwork designs, and a gemstone at the pommel all contribute to its regality.
With its pommel shaped like the head of an eagle, the Brass Finish Roman Eagle Dagger is a remarkable replica weapon based on those used in ancient Rome. Brass and silver finishing lend a sense of regality to this collectible dagger.
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 badge of office and honor and a sidearm. This Embossed Pugio Dagger is an ornate dagger appropriate for any ranked officer or general.
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 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.
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.
A regal take on the blade of a Roman soldier, the Roman Legionnaire Dagger is based on the ancient pugio dagger and is made ornate through antique gold coloring and intricate engravings throughout its hilt and matching sheath.
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.