This site is dedicated to a very particular hobby... reconstructing Roman Legionary equipment for the Second Augustan Legion's advance into the ancient British Westcountry.

It involves a great deal of travel, study, handwork and occaisonal fun!!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Reconstruction: A dagger from Windisch

Here is a beautiful reconstruction of a first century AD dagger based on fragments from the legionary base at Vindonissa, modern day Windisch in Switzerland.

It is a pattern which despite being highly ornate was relatively commonplace amongst the ranks of the legions, judging from the high frequency of original finds. Similar 'B-type' sheath plates have been excavated at Chester and Usk.

It was commisioned for the group from Erik Koenig.