Pugio Damascus Steel Dagger
Pugio Damascus Steel Dagger
Pugio Damascus Steel Dagger
Pugio Damascus Steel Dagger
Pugio Damascus Steel Dagger
Pugio Damascus Steel Dagger
Pugio Damascus Steel Dagger
Pugio Damascus Steel Dagger

Pugio Damascus Steel Dagger

FS-1806

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During the Roman Empire, legionaries were issued a Pugio (from the Latin Pugnō, or “fight”), a doubleedged thrusting dagger. The pugio was most notably used by Sempronius Densus, a retired legionary working as a Roman Imperial Guard in 69 AD. As an army of over 1,000 mutinous Roman soldiers marched to storm the palace and execute the Emperor, Densus stood alone to defend. 

To show that he wasn't afraid of these traitors he dropped his cudgel (large whacking mallet) and pulled out his Pugio Dagger. He warned them to stop but seeing he was alone, they pressed forward. He alone with his Pugio Dagger, slaughtered hundreds until he was eventually overcome and killed. 

This Pugio Damascus Dagger is named in respect of his bravery. It is a work of art in both form and function. The Damascus twist pattern and the inlaid Stag antler handle create a visually appealing harmony. As a tool, the extremely sharp double edge on this modified dagger and solid hand will make the most finicky blade connoisseur salivate.

Pugio Damascus Dagger Specifications
  • Overall Length: 7.75"
  • Handle Length: 4"
  • Blade Length: 3.75"
  • Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
  • Blade thickness: 4mm
  • Damascus pattern: Twist
  • Number of layers: 256
  • Grind: Secondary bevel
  • Handle Material: Stag Antler
  • Includes a hand stitched full grain leather sheath with belt loop

Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials, there will be some variation in color, Damascus pattern and overall look. The knife you receive will have the same attention to quality and detail as the one pictured but may differ slightly in appearance.

Care Instructions

1095 steel is a high-carbon steel and will rust if not dried and oiled after use. Hand wash only with soap and hot water. Dry completely before oiling.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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Frederick Griffin
Beautiful Little Knife!

Bought this for my wife, and she loves it. Very artfully done, everything about the knife is excellent.

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Aaron Davis
Outstanding!

Great craftsmanship and excellent presentation! Great gift ideas, but many out of stock🤨

M
Michael Parker
My only carry knife.

I have a good knife collection....many Forseti blades. This is the knife I carry at work (Research Lab manager). It is small, actually just right, and I like the way it feels in my hand. I had been interested in the Pugio for quite some time....just had to have this knife. For me, it is work perfect! and the story behind the Pugio is awe inspiring. Thanks Forseti.
Best,
Mike

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Gerald
Great knife

It's a sharp, beautiful blade. My hands are larger than most, so the handle feels a bit small. However, it's still easy to hold onto. Would recommend.

D
Dave
Beautiful blade

Purchased this blade a year ago. Sharp as a razor. Nice heft to the blade. It has not rusted. The blade is still as sharp as the day I purchased it despite my being too lazy to take a stone to it. I've dropped it. I've sliced and diced with it. I carry the blade with me every day in Afghanistan.

Why Forseti Steel?

Each Knife is Unique

All of our knives are made by hand and crafted one at a time. That is why no two knives are the same. The knife you receive will be similar to what you see on our site, but will be unique based on the natural materials used and individual craftsman that built the knife. 

Testimonials

Beautiful, true Damascus steel knives. They set the table with elegance and class.

Jon Groves

Love this knife! Compact design, nice grip, feels comfortable in your hand--very sharp blade! As a side for the ladies--it fits in the smallest of bags. You won't be disappointed if you buy it!

Lisa I.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
67%
(4)
33%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
F
Frederick Griffin
Beautiful Little Knife!

Bought this for my wife, and she loves it. Very artfully done, everything about the knife is excellent.

A
Aaron Davis
Outstanding!

Great craftsmanship and excellent presentation! Great gift ideas, but many out of stock🤨

M
Michael Parker
My only carry knife.

I have a good knife collection....many Forseti blades. This is the knife I carry at work (Research Lab manager). It is small, actually just right, and I like the way it feels in my hand. I had been interested in the Pugio for quite some time....just had to have this knife. For me, it is work perfect! and the story behind the Pugio is awe inspiring. Thanks Forseti.
Best,
Mike

G
Gerald
Great knife

It's a sharp, beautiful blade. My hands are larger than most, so the handle feels a bit small. However, it's still easy to hold onto. Would recommend.

D
Dave
Beautiful blade

Purchased this blade a year ago. Sharp as a razor. Nice heft to the blade. It has not rusted. The blade is still as sharp as the day I purchased it despite my being too lazy to take a stone to it. I've dropped it. I've sliced and diced with it. I carry the blade with me every day in Afghanistan.