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Old 24th January 2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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Default Antique dagger found in the woods

Hi,

Here is it. It was found in an old rocky wall in the woods.

What it is? Age?

Any comments apreciated.

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Old 24th January 2013, 11:46 AM   #2
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Wow ! what a cool find.

In which country / which place/city /region was it found ?
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Old 24th January 2013, 11:55 AM   #3
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Looks like a Roman dagger "pugio" ??
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Old 24th January 2013, 02:07 PM   #4
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Still inside the scabbard ! Is the spheric tip style as early as this dagger appears to be ?
Are the hilt and pommel top in a different metal ?
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Old 24th January 2013, 05:48 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Valjhun
Hi,

Here is it. It was found in an old rocky wall in the woods.

Thank you.



EXCALIBUR!!!!!
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Old 24th January 2013, 06:29 PM   #6
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Looks like a Roman dagger "pugio" ??

That was my first thought.
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Old 24th January 2013, 06:41 PM   #7
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Are the hilt and pommel top in a different metal ?


I noticed that as well. The coloration and decay are markedly different. I would guess maybe latten?
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Old 24th January 2013, 07:01 PM   #8
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Norman.... LOL....
I would strongly support your theory, but it was not stick into the rock, just lying there...

Fernando, now that is an interesting question! "Is the spheric tip style as early as this dagger appears to be ?"

Pugio... yet it striked me, but... spheric tip of the scabbard? I think it is not that old, just corroded?

I'm not the lucky finder of that dagger and I haven't hold it in my hand still, besides that, the layered hilt is of a west mediteranian tradition, or am I wrong? It seems a different material on the hilt/guard. perhaps bronze or brass, or as Senefelden just guessed, latten?

As for the geographical location it was found in styria.
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Old 24th January 2013, 07:14 PM   #9
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Here's a picture of a modern replica pugio, taken off the internet. Similar dot decoration to the sheath ??...
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Old 26th January 2013, 03:37 AM   #10
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Are the hilt fittings white brass/nickel silver?

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