In the cramped hand-to-hand combat, he allowed effective strikes without a swing. An additional advantage was the ability to hold it not only with a direct, but also a reverse grip, which made it possible to deliver stabbing blows from above. However, most likely, the pugio was more often used for household purposes (cooking, chores in the camp, and so on). Pugio had a steel double-edged blade 15-35 cm long, wide, sheet-like. The middle rib, which ran along the entire blade on a number of models, gave strength and rigidity to the entire dagger.
The handle had a T-shape and could be richly decorated with gold and silver inlay, even among ordinary soldiers. By the 3rd century AD, the pugio fell out of use in the legions, remaining only in auxiliary units. I also carry out the restoration of these items to preserve them and get rid of further corrosion of the metal (mechanical cleaning of the metal is carried out, metal preservation with fineness and micro wax).The main characteristics of the ax: Length with handle - 40 cm; Blade length - 27,3 cm; Product weight - 421 grams. You will receive exactly the item that you see in the photo. Any problem can be solved adequately and without negative. The item "Ancient Old Metal Iron Roman Double-edged Wide Dagger PUGIO 1-2 century AD" is in sale since Monday, June 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles". The seller is "viking_restorer" and is located in Zhytomyr. This item can be shipped worldwide.