Roman pugio Herculaneum

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Roman pugio Herculaneum

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The Pugio was a Roman dagger. The pugio was probably the weapon of the auxiliae, but that is not certain. Senior officials in the Roman Empire wore lavishly decorated Pugii to show their status. The pugio was smaller than the gladius and could be hidden under clothing. Because of this the pugio is also known as a weapon which was often used to commit murders or suicide. Julius Caesar, for example, was killed with a pugio. Roman soldiers wore the pugio on their belt, the pugio was especially useful for close combat battles.

This replica of a Puglia is made of carbon steel and has a wooden grip. The pugio comes with a black leather sheath with brass fittings and rings to hang it on the belt.

Material: leather, wood, carbon steel, brass;
Total length: 54 cm;
Length blade: 31 cm;
Thickness: 1.5 mm (semi-sharp);
With tang construction;
Delivery including scabbard;
Shipping weight: 2 kg;

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

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.

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.

Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.

Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.
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