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- products with visible signs of using modern methods and tools in their production; e.g. visible outside and inside seams in clothing made with the use of a machine.
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*NOTE. We always use high quality materials and fabrics while making our products - the above standards of their production are not related to the materials used.
A dagger with a decorative scabbard. Medieval reenactors add it to the civil clothing tied to the belt on the front, sometimes to a belt bag or a pouch.
It has a simple, pointy blade, with a wooden hilt and a rounded pommel. The scabbard is made from black leather. The surface is decorated with a leaf pattern. It is finished with tin, gilded fitting.
This dagger is a perfect completion of a civil or combat costume. It is handy, well balanced, perfectly fitting in a hand.
A rondel dagger from our assortment is available in one color option, visible in the pictures. If you are looking for other options, please let us know via email - we’ll try to help you!
Historical sources for a rondel dagger
Our rondel dagger refers with its shape to the example from The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The dagger is from the 1490-1500 period. Our product has a slightly simplified form.
Is pugio a dagger?
Yes! The name “pugio” comes from Latin and it means a dagger.
We know that it was already used by the Roman legionaries, mostly in hand-to-hand combat (as well as a self-defense tool after losing a shield).
In medieval times it gained popularity in the form of so-called baselard dagger or misericorde - a short blade used for finishing off the soldiers dying on the battlefield. It had its greatest popularity in the late Middle Ages, when plate armors became fashionable.
In Poland, together with a sword, it was the basic weapon for every knight. It was used in short distance to make stab wounds.