Replica of a 1st century BC Roman dagger. The Roman dagger, or Pugio, was a standard weapon carried by the Roman Legions. Most were fairly plain but some examples remain that show great artistry in their decoration. This replica by Denix of a museum piece illustrates the skill of the artisan and the taste of the Roman officer who wore the original. The blades of Denix daggers and swords are cast from a metal alloy and cannot be sharpened, making them safe for display in family environments.