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 Pompeii Gladius II Sword is modeled and named after the Pompeii gladius, which featured parallel edges. A typical gladius was regarded as a short sword, and this weapon is no different, featuring an overall length of approximately 29 inches. 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 soldier, featuring an ornate and decorative white handle reminiscent of faux ivory. The pommel is flat and circular, while the grip is ribbed for effectiveness. The blade features parallel cutting edges, as well as a triangular tip suited for efficient thrusting. Included with this gladius is an ornate sheath that features a polished brass-metal decorations along the throat and the chape, as well as two pair of carrying rings on either side of the gladius, which allows the gladius to be carried in true Roman fashion (with the blade straight up and down). Beautifully ornate, it is not hard to imagine this Pompeii Gladius II Sword falling into the hand of a great general or even an emperor, which makes this blade the ideal costume piece for any regal or rich Roman looks, as well as a choice collectors piece for anyone with Roman interests and a collection of impressive historical arms.
- An Ornate, Yet Classically Styled Pompeii Gladius
- Features a Straight-Edged Blade with a Triangular Tip
- Handle Has the Appearance of Carved Faux Ivory
- Includes a Handsome and Ornate Sheath
- Sheath Features Brass Decorations Along the Throat and Chape
- Overall Length: 29 Inches