Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a type of straight sword favored by Roman heavy infantry units. This 3rd Century Roman Spatha is an ornate looking sword, featuring long, straight edges that culminate into a vicious, angular point. This impressive sword is patterned after a typical 3th century Roman sword that would have been used heavily by front-line troops and heavy infantry units, who would utilize its longer blade for lethal attacks from farther away. This Roman sword features a long, unadorned blade that lacks a fuller, bringing it closer in design with a typical gladius, along the blade is distinctively longer than that of a typical gladius. The hilt is constructed from polished bone, which gives it a look similar to faux ivory. The guard is a decorative square carved with subtle designs, while the grip features spiral patterns along with attractive brass adornments. The pommel features a diamond shape with flattened facets, along with a small brass cap on the end. Included with the sword is a matched wood scabbard wrapped with vibrant red leather and lined with brass adornments, including carrying rings and a circular brass chape. While not exactly battle ready, this impressive 3rd Century Roman Spatha is the perfect accent for a variety of authentic Roman costumes, while also possessing an outstanding look that is well-suited for display and collection.
- An Ornate and Impressive Looking Roman Spatha
- Features an Unadorned Straight Edge Blade
- Handle is Made from Polished Bone
- Includes a Hardwood Sheath with Brass Adornments
- A Great Collectors Piece or Authentic Ensemble Accent