Ancient Roman double-edged wide dagger. It was used as a personal auxiliary weapon for a foot soldier.
At the beginning of the new era, Roman legionnaires began to wear, with a sword, daggers with a wide blade.
In the tightness of hand-to-hand grip, it allows you to deliver effective punches without a backswing. Its additional advantage was the ability to hold not only in direct, but also in reverse grip, which makes it possible to strike from above.
The blade is made of high-carbon alloy steel.
The blade is hardened (hardness 50 HRC).
The maximum thickness of the blade at the handle is about 6 mm.
The thickness of the blade at the end is about 3.5 mm.
There are no design weaknesses.
The difference from edged weapons is the lack of sharpening the blade.
The blade is dull (blade edge thickness 2 mm).