Product Code: 1279
Price (USD): $269.99
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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. This gladius in the maintz pattern has a faux ivory grip with ornate brass applique on the scabbard. This sword is hand forged 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"
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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. The bone handles were becoming too dry and cracking during use. The new synthetic handle preserves the aesthetics of the earlier model's with increased durability while performing sword drills.
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London, Ontario, Canada, N6C 5A4
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