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-era Roman gladius that featured a deadly waisted blade. A typical gladius was regarded as a short sword, and this weapon is no different, featuring a shorter overall length than a typical longsword of later years. The shorter length facilitated close-quarters combat, allowing a Roman legionary to quickly draw, stab, slash, and defend in smooth, easy motions. This gladius is more ornate then is typical of a common soldiers weapon, featuring a carved wood and polished bone handle that is reminiscent of polished faux ivory. The spherical pommel and round-edged rectangular guard are made from hand-carved wood with subtle decorative designs, while containing the ribbed bone handle. The blade is made from carbon steel and features unsharpened edges, as well as a distinctive wasp-waisted shape that ensures the blades effectiveness in both cutting and thrusting. Included with this gladius is an ornate scabbard decorated with highly ornate and impressive looking brass appliques. The scabbard also features two pair of carrying rings, which allows the gladius to be worn in true Roman fashion (with the blade straight up and down at the hip). Beautifully designed, it is not hard to imagine this Gladius of Mainz Sword falling into the hands of a great general or perhaps even an emperor, which makes this blade the ideal costume accessory for any regal, rich, or grand Roman looks, as well as a choice display piece and collectors item for anyone with Roman interests.
- An Ornate, Yet Classically Styled Mainz Gladius
- Features a Wasp-Waisted Blade with a Tapered Tip
- Handle is Made from Hand Carved Wood and Polished Bone
- Includes a Handsome and Ornate Sheath with Brass Adornments
- Looks Great with Authentic Roman Ensembles and Armors
- A Fantastic Decorative Piece or Display Item