Gladius Swords

The primary weapon of legionnaires, Roman soldiers would use their gladius in close combat as a stabbing, cutting, and chopping weapon. The Roman gladius was two-edged and featured a tapered point. The knobbed hilt often included ridges for the fingers to enhance its solid grip. In warfare, the gladius would often be thrust at the abdominal region or slashed at kneecaps vulnerable below the enemy shields. At Buying a Sword, we carry many excellent examples of this historical weapon, including several Mainz gladius and Pompeii gladius replicas. Our selection features both functional gladius and decorative gladius versions, including ornamental gladii with gold detailing and battle ready Roman swords will full tang construction. Whether you are interested in re-enacting the life of Julius Caesar, training for your next battle, or showcasing a unique Roman blade, you can find many great options here at Buying a Sword.
Centurion Gladius
MC-HK-708
The centurion was the professional officer of the Roman legion. Commanding roughly 80-100 men, a centurion was expected to be the best soldier among them, wielding his Centurion Gladius with dexterity and skill, leading by example.
Price: $60.00
Limited Edition Deluxe Roman Gladius of Julius Caesar by Marto
MA-AC0300S
Julius Caesar was one of the greatest military and political leaders of ancient Rome. The Limited Edition, Deluxe Roman Gladius of Julius Caesar by Marto, pays tribute to this great military and political leader of ancient Rome.
Price: $736.00
Gladius Sword
ZS-910894
The Roman Gladius is one of the most famous swords, wielded by one of the most formidable fighting forces known in history. Reflecting the close ties between the military and the arena, the word gladiator comes from the word gladius.
Price: $65.50
On Sale For: $58.95
Roman Gladius Sword
IP-022-2
Our version features a full tang construction, high carbon blade, and hardwood handle. The Roman Gladius Sword has a polished steel spacer at the bottom of the handle for strength and durability, and a wood scabbard is included.
Price: $209.00
Maintz Pattern Gladius
500360
The early Gladius (our version is the Maintz pattern) was wasp waisted with a long point that combined cutting power and stabbing ability in one handy weapon. This is the sword that helped the Romans conquer most of the known world.
Price: $215.00
Roman Gladius Sword
ED2010
A very distinctive twist to this ancient designed Roman sword rests in the striking solid brass studs that encircle the rich wood pommel and guard. Truly an imperial touch to this historical functional battle ready sword.
Price: $312.55
Roman Maintz Gladius Sword
IP-023-2
Our Roman Maintz Gladius features a full tang construction, high carbon blade, and hardwood handle. It has a steel spacer at the bottom of the handle for strength and durability. A wood scabbard, wrapped in leather, is included.
Price: $209.00
Roman Gladius Sword
ZS-926625
This Roman Gladius Sword has a 31 inch overall length with a blade length of 23 inches. The blade of the Roman sword is unsharpened stainless steel. The handle is simulated wood finish with cast metal spacers for an authentic look.
Price: $69.00
On Sale For: $62.10
Roman Battle Gladius
MC-C-87
For many years, the Roman Battle Gladius was the Roman sword of choice. It was featured not only in their military tactics but also was the most efficient sword of their era, used for personal defense and for games in their Coliseum.
Price: $84.00
Pompeii Gladius Roman Sword
500598
The Pompeii Gladius Roman Sword is based on the swords that once conquered most of the known world. This high carbon steel blade features a beautiful wooden handle and pommel and is modeled after actual historic artifacts.
Price: $195.00
Roman Gladius Sword
ED4428
The Roman Gladius Sword is durable and suitable for stage and reenactment fighting and come to you at a great price. It features a full tang with the blade made from a thick, rigid piece of steel that extends the length of the blade.
Price: $150.10
Julius Caesar Gladius by Marto
MA-517S
Julius Caesar was one of the greatest military and political leaders of ancient Rome. The Julius Caesar Gladius, by Marto, pays tribute to this great military and political leader in the form of a sword fit for an Emperor.
Price: $368.00
Damascus Roman Mainz Gladius
AH-4209D
The gladius was the Roman weapon of choice for many years, and it exceled during its years of service. This Damascus Roman Mainz Gladius mimics the classic Roman sword and enhances it with a resplendent damascus steel pattern.
Price: $594.00
Gold Julius Caesar Sword
SG212
The great Julius Caesar, head of the Roman Empire, left his mark in history as a military leader and an Emperor. The Julius Caesar Sword, with its Roman styling, is a reminder of the power and prestige of the great Roman Empire.
Price: $220.00
Economy Pompeii Gladius Sword
AH-4211E
The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman armies, and in trained hands, this blade became one of the most effective in history. The Economy Pompeii Gladius Sword is modeled after the Pompeii gladius, which featured parallel edges.
Price: $135.00
Roman Sword With Scabbard
SD4140
The Roman Sword With Scabbard, also called a Gladius, evolved from weapons captured during the Roman campaign in the Iberian peninsula. By the first century A.D., it had been refined to the form shown in this replica by Denix.
Price: $134.00
Brass Roman Sword
SD4116L
The Roman Sword, or Gladius, evolved from weapons captured during the Roman campaign in the Iberian peninsula. By the first century A.D., it had been refined to the form shown in this replica by Denix.
Price: $126.00
Bronze Hilt Julius Caesar Sword
SG211
The great Julius Caesar, head of the Roman Empire, left his mark in history as a military leader and an Emperor. The Julius Caesar Sword, with its Roman styling, is a reminder of the power and prestige of the great Roman Empire.
Price: $203.00
Mainz-Fulham Gladius
ZS-901123
Renowned for its versatility and its potential, the gladius has remained a popular sword, even to this day. This Mainz-Fulham Gladius shows why it had such potential, as this design recreates the thrusting and cutting form of this sword.
Price: $49.00
On Sale For: $44.10
Roman Mainz Sword
AH-3309
The Roman approach to war was simple and pragmatic, and thus the gladius became their main sword for its ease of use and manufacture. Over time, the gladius was available in two types, with this Roman Mainz Sword being the earlier type.
Price: $189.00
Nickel Roman Sword
SD4116NQ
The Roman Sword, or Gladius, evolved from weapons captured during the Roman campaign in the Iberian peninsula. By the first century A.D., it had been refined to the form shown in this replica by Denix.
Price: $135.00
Combat Commander Gladiator Sword
UC3009
Imagine the dirt beneath your feet, the sun on your face, and roar of the crowd as you prepare yourself for the fight of your life. Earn the right to live and your freedom with the elegant Combat Commander Gladiator Sword.
Price: $46.95
Pompeii Gladius Sword
AH-4211
The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman armies, and in trained hands, this blade became one of the most effective in history. The Pompeii Gladius Sword is modeled after the Pompeii gladius, which featured parallel edges.
Price: $189.00
Gladius of Mainz Sword
AH-2005
The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman legion, and in trained hands, this short blade became one of the most effective in history. The Gladius of Mainz Sword is modeled after an early Roman gladius that featured a waisted blade.
Price: $207.00
Black Caesarean Gladius
AH-4229
Some of Romes ancient rulers were warriors before they were emperors, and even those who were not favored a gladius as a symbol of power. The Black Caesarean Gladius looks like a warriors blade, with a stylized look to suit an emperor.
Price: $189.00
Black Mainz Gladius
MC-SW-1277
Named for a permanent Roman campsite known for its sword manufacturing, the Mainz gladius remains distinctive for its subtly tapered waist and long point. The Black Mainz Gladius displays both of these traits in its design.
Price: $30.00
Roman Mainz Gladius Sword
AH-4209
The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman armies, and in trained hands, this blade became one of the most effective in history. The Roman Mainz Gladius Sword is so-named because it is a lethal and deadly leaf-styled Mainz blade.
Price: $220.00
Roman Pompeii Sword
AH-3311
The Roman approach to war was simple and pragmatic, and the gladius became their primary sword for its ease of use and manufacture. Over time, the gladius was available in two types, with this Roman Pompeii Sword being the later type.
Price: $144.00
Ornate Pompeii Gladius Sword
AH-4211N
The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman armies, and in trained hands, this blade became one of the most effective in history. The Ornate Pompeii Gladius Sword is modeled after the Pompeii gladius, which featured parallel edges.
Price: $189.00
Short Centurion Gladius
MC-HK-708S
As a professional officer of the Roman army, a centurion commanded respect as he led upwards of one hundred men into battle. With the Short Centurion Gladius at your side or on display, you will invoke the same commanding presence.
Price: $32.00
Roman Fulham Gladius
AH-2007
The gladius is the iconic sword of ancient Roman foot soldiers, and to this day it still inspires the feeling of bravery and victory that it did thousands of years ago. Now, you can evoke that same feeling with the Roman Fulham Gladius.
Price: $216.00
Rudis Gladiator Sword
SG200
A sword is not always just a blade to use in battle. It can have a symbolic meaning. In the days of the gladiator, giving a Rudis Gladiator Sword to a victorious gladiator was symbolic of the warrior having earned their freedom.
Price: $215.00