Puggio Dagger

  • Ancient Rome
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

A Roman sidearm, comparable with a dagger. Developed in the early 1st Century A.D. - The Pugio had two variations. The first, was a wedge-shaped blade with the second, a broad "leaf" shaped design. Styles depended on the particular region that they were crafted. Normally made of iron, they were often made as one piece. They could range from 7 to 14 inches long. It is a historical misconception that Pugio's were worn in scabbards. Most often, they were simply slipped into the belt of the user. The Pugio seemed to last until the 2nd Century A.D.  They had an obvious resurgence in the early Middle Ages as various sidearms and weapons.