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.
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.
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.
Roman gladiators were armed with aa assortment of weapons all designed to make fights more challenging and interesting. This Roman Gladiator Sword with Scabbard and Belt is based on one sword that was originally of Thracian design.
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.
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.
As a loyal Roman soldier, you wish to have your abode reflect your position and alliances. Check out the Roman Gladius Sword with Ornate Scabbard. This Roman blade makes a great addition to any home decor or sword collection.
Most early versions of the Roman Gladius combined the ability to cut and stab in one handy weapon. The Roman Maintz Gladius Sword carries on that tradition. This sword is fantastic for historical reenactments and for display in your home.
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.
Traditionally, the parazonium was a dagger, but in this variant, it is more like the traditional gladius. This Roman Parazonium Gladius echoes the later designs of the blade, featuring an ornate form that is symbolic of worth and virtue.
Named for the city of Pompeii, the Pompeii gladius was a popular weapon in its time. The Satin Finish Pompeii Gladius is an excellent replica of this Roman sword design, showing off the traditional features of the blade type.