Roman Gladius Maintz Pattern

By: Windlass Steelcrafts

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The Maintz Gladius

The Roman Army's approach to warfare was direct and pragmatic. It chose the Gladius as its principal sidearm because it was practical, efficient and excelled in any close combat situation. 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. Later versions were not waisted and had a shorter point but were just as effective - and easier to make. Both swords served side-by-side for many years and it was not uncommon to find 4th century Legionaires carrying the earlier model. This is the sword that conquered most of the known world. The grip is natural bone and contrasts handsomely with the dark stained wooden pommel and guard. Since bone is a natural material, colour and grain will vary slightly from sword to sword. Made of high carbon steel by Windlass Steelcrafts. CIRCA 100. Originals were excavated from the ruins of Pompeii. You can see examples in H. Russell Robinson's book "What The Soldiers Wore On Hadrian's Wall." Read more about "Roman Gladius"


Reliks Product ID 1279
Manufacturer SKU 500360
Available Options Sharpening Service (add to cart to select)
Blade Length 19 1/2"
Blade Material 1080 High Carbon Steel
Blade Width at Guard 2 1/4"
Full Length 28"
Grip Length 3 5/8"
Point of Balance 3 3/4"
Pommel Button
Scabbard Leather Wrapped / Wood Core
Sword Weight 2 lbs 6 oz

Reliks Review

We have offered the Maintz pattern for several years and the quality has always been very consistent. The wood fittings are finished nicely and the blade has the unmistakable character of a hand forged blade. Assembled with a traditional threaded button makes for easy blade adjustments. The only change in design over the years has been the grip, which changed from real bone to a synthetic and now back to genuine bone.

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4/5 average from 33 reviews

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G - Verified Buyer

"Excellent reproduction. Compares favorably with museum pieces I have viewed. It was a gift for my son who is a very discriminating collector of historic pieces and he was extremely pleased with the workmanship and overall quality."

F - Verified Buyer

"very nice"

K - Verified Buyer

"For the price, very nice."

R - Verified Buyer

"The sword looked great on line and has a cheap plastic handle which became apparentl when it arrived"

Response: We used to use bone, however it could crack an chip easily while in use. The new synthetic handle is very durable.

A - Verified Buyer

"The blade is a little crooked, but it's not too bad."

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