The Roman Armys approach to warfare was direct and pragmatic. It chose the Gladius as its principal sidearm because it was practical and 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. This is the sword that helped the Romans conquer most of the known world. This model is made of high carbon steel. Originals were excavated from the ruins of Pompeii. You can see examples in H. Russell Robinsons book What The Soldiers Wore On Hadrians Wall. The image shows the Maintz Pattern shown with faux ivory grip and ornate brass applique on the scabbard.
Made by Windlass.
- Faux Ivory Grip
- Includes a matching scabbard
- Great for Re-enacting and Collecting
- A functional sword – battle ready
- Made from 1065 High Carbon Steel
- Overall Length: 28 Inches
- Blade Length: 19.5 Inches
- Blade Width: 2.25 Inches
- Weight: 2 lbs. 6 oz.