Windlass Pugio British Museum

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Windlass Pugio British Museum

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A beautiful pugio with scabbard by Windlass Steelcrafts, based on an original in the British Museum. The pugio was a dagger that Roman legionaries used for close combat. These types of Roman daggers were not usually worn by civilians, but traders and other travelers did carry a pugio on the road. In this way they could protect themselves against barbarians on the edges of the Roman Empire or against robbers. This pugio has a wooden grip and the scabbard is decorated with brass fittings and rings to hang it on your belt. The blade is made of tempered 1055 carbon steel with a hardness of 48-52 HRC. Perfect for reenactment of a Roman legionary, a Roman costume or for the collector of Roman weapons. When you blunten the pugio, it is suitable for reenactment battles.

Material: 1055 carbon steel tempered
Edge: semi-sharp (0,5 mm)
Length: 49,3 cm
Blade length: 31,1 cm
Width: 4,85 cm
Steel thickness: 4,2 mm
Weight: 392 grams
Including scabbard
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 1000 *

We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.

This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.

Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your weapons regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper. Remove burrs with a whetstone. Make sure you have removed all burrs before using a battle-ready weapon, as they can cause wounds.

Maintenance & care
Just as with weaponry, you can care for your shoes and leatherware by applying a little Ballistol after cleaning. This prevents the leather from drying out.

Sharpening service

This item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge. When using the sharpening service, the return right and warranty expires. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.

Blunting service

The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shiopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.

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