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  • Roman Pugio Dagger - 2nd Century

    The distinct shape of the Roman Pugio dagger blade was excellent for close quarters fighting, and was used throughout the legions. Although swords and knives were generally not worn by Roman 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. Our Roman Pugio Dagger is based on finds in the British Museum collection. 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.

    Total length: 49.5 cm
    Blade length: 31 cm
    Grip length: 9 cm
    Weight: 0.39 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.8 mm
    Blade width (base): 4.5 cm
    Edge: Blunt
    Scabbard: Wood, Leather and Brass

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    Excl. Tax: £65.88 Incl. Tax: £79.06

  • Roman Maintz Gladius

    This sword ("gladius" in Latin) found in Mainz, Germany and has a leaf-shaped, double-edged blade. It was as effective for cuts as it was for thrusts, which means it was the perfect sword for close combat. The light, faux ivory grip is characteristic of this type of gladius and the guard prevents your hand from slipping onto the blade after a strong thrust. The ample, ball-shaped pommel keeps your hand on the grip after strong cuts. A scabbard with ornamental brass applications comes with this Mainz type gladius.

    Total length: 70 cm
    Blade length: 50.5 cm
    Grip length: 9 cm
    Weight: 0.77 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.3 mm
    Blade width (base): 5.5 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 9 cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Threaded
    ScabbardWood, leather, brass

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £149.88 Incl. Tax: £179.86

  • Roman Pompeii Gladius

    This sword ("gladius" in Latin) was found in Pompeii, Italy and has a straight, double-edged blade. It was as effective for cuts as it was for thrusts, which means it was the perfect sword for close combat. The entire hilt, including the grip, is made of selected hardwood: ash and maple, to be precise. The guard prevents your hand from slipping down the blade after a strong thrust. The ample, ball-shaped pommel keeps your hand on the grip after strong cuts. A scabbard with ornamental brass applications comes with this Pompeii type gladius.

    Total length: 69 cm
    Blade length: 51 cm 
    Grip length: 8.5 cm 
    Weight: 0.77 kg 
    Blade thickness (base): 4.2 mm 
    Blade width (base): 5.3 cm 
    Point of Balance (PoB): 10 cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Threaded
    ScabbardWood, Leather, Brass

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece. 

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    Excl. Tax: £137.88 Incl. Tax: £165.46

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