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Roman Pompeii Gladius

£118.80

This sword ("gladius" in Latin) was found in Pompeii, Italy and has a straight, double-edged blade. It was as effective for cuts as it was for thrusts, which means it was the perfect sword for close combat. The entire hilt, including the grip, is made of selected hardwood: ash and maple, to be precise. The guard prevents your hand from slipping down the blade after a strong thrust. The ample, ball-shaped pommel keeps your hand on the grip after strong cuts. A scabbard with ornamental brass applications comes with this Pompeii type gladius.

Total length: 69 cm
Blade length: 51 cm 
Grip length: 8.5 cm 
Weight: 0.77 kg 
Blade thickness (base): 4.2 mm 
Blade width (base): 5.3 cm 
Point of Balance (PoB): 10 cm
Blade: High Carbon Steel
Edge: Blunt
Pommel: Threaded
ScabbardWood, Leather, Brass

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece. 

This product is suitable for: (Read More)
Living History
Test Cutting
SKU: 120249

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The short sword was the weapon the Romans used to conquer the world of their day. They did not have a standard short sword, and the modern names reflect the shape of their blades and the location where they were found.

This sword ("gladius" in Latin) was found in Pompeii, Italy and has a straight, double-edged blade. It was as effective for cuts as it was for thrusts, which means it was the perfect sword for close combat. The entire hilt, including the grip, is made of selected hardwood: ash and maple, to be precise. The guard prevents your hand from slipping down the blade after a strong thrust. The ample, ball-shaped pommel keeps your hand on the grip after strong cuts. A scabbard with ornamental brass applications comes with this Pompeii type gladius.

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Additional Information

Additional Information

BestsellerNo
BrandWindlass
Product UseLiving History, Test Cutting
EdgeBlunt - Sharpenable
Specification

Total length: 69 cm
Blade length: 51 cm
Grip length: 8.5 cm
Weight: 0.77 kg
Blade thickness (base): 4.2 mm
Blade width (base): 5.3 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 10 cm

Reviews

Good blade, awful scabbardReview by Mark
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I bought this as I enjoy history, and am getting married next year so I'm going to use it to cut my wedding cake! The blade itself is lovely, but the scabbard is awful. The sword falls out of it, the brass feels cheap and is damaged. I'm going to have a new one made, the one this comes with really is bad. The sword feels nice in the hand, and is lovely looking. (Posted on 06/10/2018)
Fearsome weaponReview by David
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This gladius is a well made,sharp & fearsome weapon. It is a little heavier to wield than I would have imagined but I can notheless thoroughly recommend it. (Posted on 10/01/2018)
Excellent product and serviceReview by Nick
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Bought this for a friend who absolutely loved it. The sword itself is very historically accurate and feels great. The only drawback would be the scabbard which does rattle a bit and is a bit over the top in my opinion. Service was great and very fast delivery. (Posted on 25/11/2017)

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