Roman Daggers, Roman Pugio and Gladiator Daggers from Dark Knight Armoury Roman Daggers, Roman Pugio and Gladiator Daggers from Dark Knight Armoury

Roman Daggers, Roman Pugio and Gladiator Daggers

The Romans were no strangers to weapons and war, and thus, were not unfamiliar with the dagger. In fact, almost every soldier, whether they were a legionary, an auxiliary, or anything else, carried a dagger, as much for defense as for show. And for the modern day Roman, Dark Knight Armoury carries a number of great Roman daggers to choose from. If you are going to use one, though, it is best to refer to it by its Roman name, the pugio. Loosely translated, the word means stab, which the pugio exceled at. Like the early gladius, a typical pugio had two styles of blades, ranging from a wide blade with straight edges and a tapered point to a leaf-shaped blade. And like in the gladius, these distinctive shapes made the pugio an excellent close-quarters weapon, which was why virtually every Roman soldier carried one. A pugio can also be considered a symbol of status, as most Roman soldiers furnished their own. Thus, richer soldiers and centurions had ornate pugio sheaths, while common soldiers had something a bit more plain, although the blade always remained a weapon and thus, went undecorated. The pugio is not only the domain of the army, though, and many citizens of the Roman Empire favored them as well, as much for reasons of self-defense as for displays of wealth and power. Many of the Roman pugio daggers featured here at Dark Knight Armoury are modeled after museum replicas or historical finds, possessing such a great look and feel that even a Roman centurion would want to carry one at his side into battle.
Roman Dagger
SD4101NQ
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.
Price: $58.00
Roman Pugio Dagger
401392
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.
Price: $95.00
Late Roman Dagger
AH-3264L
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.
Price: $122.00
Embossed Pugio Dagger
AH-3264E
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.
Price: $122.00
Basic Pugio Dagger
AH-3264P
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.
Price: $86.00
Brass Pugio Dagger
AH-3264B
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.
Price: $153.00
Roman Parazonium Dagger
AH-3270
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.
Price: $69.00
Roman Utility Knife
AH-3286
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.
Price: $17.00
Gladiator Barbarian Dagger
AH-3144
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.
Price: $69.00
Roman Leewen Pugio
AH-3264A
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.
Price: $216.00
3rd Century Roman Pugio
AH-3262
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.
Price: $122.00
1st Century Pompeii Dagger
AH-4232
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.
Price: $57.00
Gladiator Dagger
AH-4233
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.
Price: $67.00
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