Roman Dagger: Pugio - with Free Text Engraving

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  • Free Text Engraving!
  • Beautiful, Hand-Forged, Roman Pugio Design
  • 20" in Overall Length
  • Satin finished, 12" Wasp-Waisted, High-Carbon Steel Blade
  • Sculpted and Polished Wood Grip and Pommel
  • Add an Optional Sigil Graphic from Our Collection
  • Or, Optionally, We'll Add Your Own Custom Graphic
  • For a Tr(e)uly Masterful Look, Try Our Optional LIGHTSTORM Deep Engraving!
  • Matching Sheath, Just as Beautifully Designed

The Pugio dagger was a dagger that was used by both the Romans and the Greeks. It was a very versatile item, useable as both dagger and utility knife. It was also likely that this was the dagger that ultimately killed Julius Caesar (in fact, it seems that all of Julius Caesar's assassins used pugios to finish him off on the Ides of March).

This dagger is a historically accurate example of the roman style pugios worn by soldiers and civilians alike in Rome. It features a beautiful high-carbon steel blade with a full tang. The blade has the classic "waisted" shape that was so popular among Classic Age blades. The beautifully grained wood hilt is one solid piece of hardwood, polished and tipped with a lustrous brass cap. A polished brass shock plate is set against the base of the guard, perfectly true to actual Pugio examples discovered by archaeologists. A wood scabbard, wrapped in black leather and ornamented with stylish brass collar and tip, comes with this dagger (and complements it nicely, we might add).

About LIGHTSTORM™ Deep Engraving:
Mantra Immortal uses high-powered lasers to burn away the metal around your text. Yeah, lasers! I know right? We’re talking Han Solo type stuff. Except Han can’t engrave text on a sword blade, can he? Our lasers also create intricate patterns around the text, adding depth, elegance and stimulating contrast. The result? Gorgeous engravings that make any gift look like an heirloom. We don’t know of anyone else customizing their products in this fashion. LIGHTSTORM™ comes with a free frame around your text and a free sigil (if you want).