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.
Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a straight sword favored by Roman heavy infantry units. This Delos Sword is a simple blade with obvious Hispanic influences that is modeled after a Roman sword found in Delos, Greece.
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.
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.
Inspired by the gladius carried by Roman soldiers, this Imperial Damascus Sword offers a two-handed sword option for display, reenactment, or cosplay use. This fantasy Damascus sword features inlaid accents on the guard and handle.
Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a straight sword favored by Roman heavy infantry units. This Late Roman Sword is an ornate spatha design, featuring long, straight edges that culminate into a vicious, angular point.
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.
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.
Based on the blades used in ancient Rome, the Maximus Gladiator Sword is a fantastically detailed replica. Its long, stainless steel blade tapers to a point, and its wooden handle features faux ivory and regal golden tone details.
An intriguing take on ancient history, the Ornate Roman Battle Sword features intricate details upon its hilt and scabbard, including scenes from Roman legend. This stainless steel decorative sword is based on the Roman gladius.
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.
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.
Fans of Roman history or highly detailed swords should make sure to check out the Roman Centurion Gladius with Scabbard. Add it to your home decor or office space. This sword makes a great addition to any weaponry collection as well.