The parazonium was an early Roman dagger which had its origin in ancient Greece.
The parazonium was an early Roman dagger which had its origin in ancient Greece. It was predominantly carried by the high-ranking officers of the Roman legions as an auxiliary weapon to their sword (gladius). It is a precursor of the pugio.
Its strongly tapering blade with midrib is a typical feature.
- Material: steel, wood and brass
- Overall length: approx. 39 cm
- Blade length: approx. 25 cm
- Weight: approx. 500 g