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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W - Verified Buyer

"plastic grip looks cheap but otherwise happy with product"

M - Verified Buyer

"Beautiful sword glad to have it in my collection"

M - Verified Buyer

"On the heavy side for a gladius has a lose metal cap over the hilt every thing else is good."

Response: Easy fix, please contact us if you require assistance.

B - Verified Buyer

"Beautiful sword but the sheath was loose and upon looking inside the wood seems to be slightly split so the sword is a bit loose. If held upside down it will fall out on its own unlike my viking sword I got which is much more snug and does not fall out."

Response: The gladius normally have a loose fit

Y - Verified Buyer

"I love it. It's just what I expected. This sword is of a museum quality replia. Historically correct in it's making. Functional and battle ready. I had it shrpened and they did a great job. Thank you for having this available in your store for people like me who collect and value these weapons."

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