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Philip Melhop




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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jan, 2010 6:10 am    Post subject: The Search for a Decent Pugio         Reply with quote

Hi Guys
my Albion gladius is away having a sheath made and my mind has turned to the problem of pugio. Where can a decent one be obtained???????? Is Mark morrow still the best source, are any commercial ones available???
I have done a search here but apart from Mark Morrow there doesn't seem to be one of Albion quality.
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Christopher Gregg




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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jan, 2010 8:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey Philip, why don't you contact Leo Todeshini (Todsstuff). I had a custom dirk made, and it's really nice. A pugio shouldn't be any more difficult for him. plus, he's in your country Wink
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Matthew Amt




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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jan, 2010 8:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ave!

Yeah, Mark Morrow does wonderful blades, though he may be making the hilts a tad large (easily solved by asking him to make them a little slimmer and shorter, I expect!). I don't know if he'll do a complete hilt or scabbard, though.

Craig Stitch of Manning Imperial also does an excellent pugio, though the hilt plates should generally be steel rather than brass.

http://www.manningimperial.com/item.php?item_...mp;c_id=14

Oh, I wonder if Matt Lukes does a pugio? He makes great stuff of all kinds. I don't think he has a website, but he has a sub-section in the Roman Army Talk Marketplace area:

http://www.romanarmytalk.com/rat/viewforum.php?f=28

If you can find a decent commercially-made pugio, we'd all love to see it. Deepeeka's is grudgingly acceptable, but still has annoying silly problems, and all the other mass-produced ones are way behind them.

Vale,

Matthew (Leg.XX)
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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jan, 2010 8:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What about Del Tin pugio?
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Philip Melhop




Location: Wokingham, Berkshire, UK
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jan, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Guys or should I say Ave Omnes
thanks for the suggestions.
Have contacted Craig Sitch at Manning Imperial, I have a few pieces of his work (used to live in New Zealand)So will see what he has to say Happy
Tod already has 4 projects on the go for me!!!! Eek!
Will contact Mark morrow, his work looks great Idea
will also check out Matt Luke Idea

Every Deepeeka pugio I have seen looks like it was made out of a truck spring Sad i would like it too be a close match in quality for my gladius Big Grin
has anyone seen the silver inlaid pugio offered by Get Dressed For Battle (UK)?????
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Phil
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