I also have a great love for the Roman era Gladius, its longer brethren the Gladius Hispaniensis, and the Roman pugnale known as the Pugio, which was used as a side arm by Roman soldiers.
The need for a military sidearm has existed since Roman Legions marched across Europe establishing an Empire that lasted well over 1000 years. That same need exists today for our fighting men and women. And, where a carbine and pistol will fail you, a combat knife will not. It is this mindset that drove the design of Extrema’s Pugio.