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List Price: $46.00
Our Price: $38.90
Overall Length: 12.1/2"
Blade Length: 7.3/4"
Blade Width: 1.7/8"
Handle Length: 5"
Material: 440 Stainless Sharp

Originally part of the equipment for Roman infantry soldiers, the short dagger hung on the belt in an ornately decorated scabbard of soldier and citizen alike.

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ROMAN EAGLE DAGGER image of KCC072S Eagle Head Roman DaggerKCC072S CHINA
Our etched replica features a five-inch handle, and a heavyweight cast metal scabbard embossed with Roman designs and finished with faux gold detailing. This factory sharp two edged 440 stainless steel blade is crowned with a beautiful imperial eagle at the top of its ornately detailed pommel. Blade: 7.75", overall: 12.5", double edged stainless steel blade. Etchings on the blade, SPQR. Gold accents on the handle and the sheath nicely finish this piece.

The Roman Sidearm
The small dagger used by Roman soldiers and citizens was often carried as a sidearm. It seems likely that the daggers were intended as an auxiliary or backup weapons in military tactics, but it found many uses, such as a utility knife and even status symbol of politicians and citizenry. The Roman dagger was often highly decorated and were clearly a status symbol. Officials of the empire took to wearing these ornate daggers in the performance of their offices, and some would wear concealed daggers as a defense against contingencies. The dagger was a common weapon of assassination and suicide; for example, as is recorded of the conspirators who stabbed Julius Caesar.

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