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This posting is just to announce that at long last I have been able to do something about the Wikipedia page on pugiones. Whilst I have not rewritten the entire article, leaving some of the more plausable or documentary information untouched, I have rewritten parts of some sections and have added a good deal of information and notes of reference works.
Unfortunately I have not been able to do anything about the rotten pictures which infest the page, but at least a read through of my amended text should make the reader suspicious of the accuracy of the photos.

Firstly, sorry that it has taken me so long to find out how to do this and secondly, I express here a fervent hope that some uninformed clever-cloggs does not change it all back again.

Crispvs
It´s quite nice, but
I suggest you change
Quote:The pugio seems to have been carried much less during the second century AD and when it did reappear in large numbers early in the third century AD, the blades had become much larger and the pommel expansion on the handle had become crescent shaped. These later daggers seem always to have been carried in 'frame type' sheaths.
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Quote:The pugio blades had become much larger and the pommel expansion on the handle had become crescent shaped in the second century, where they seem to have been rather mass produced in comparison to the individual style they had before. These later daggers seem always to have been carried in 'frame type' sheaths. The pugio came out of use in the course of the third century.