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Most Early versions of the Roman Gladius were wasp waisted with a long point that combined cutting power and stabbing ability in one handy weapon. Some of the later versions (Like our Generation2/Legacy Arms version) were made with a straighter blade but still with the long point. Even later versions (like the Pompeii pattern) were not waisted and also had a shorter point but were just as effective - and easier to make. Both swords served side-by-side for many years and it was not uncommon to find 4th century Legionnaires carrying either models. The gladius is known as "the sword that conquered the world". Features a double edged high carbon steel live blade, hard wood handle & high polished steel spacer at the bottom of the handle for strength and durability. Sword also includes a wood scabbard wrapped in black leather with steel accents at throat and drag.

NOTE: The blade is flat. That is not a fuller in the picture.


Overall: 29 1/4", 74cm

Blade Length: 21", 53cm

Handle Length: 8 1/4", 21cm

Weight: 1.1kg

Blade Steel: 5160

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

Mainz Gladius Roman Short Sword 5160 Carbon Steel Live Blade

SKU: IP-023
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