The legionnaires of the Roman Empire used a historical short sword called a gladius as they went to war. The gladius sword averaged 18 to 24 inches in length, its design inspired by Spaniard blades. The primary function of this Roman sword was for thrusting and stabbing in close combat with the enemy. We carry an excellent selection of fully functional Roman soldier swords like gladiator swords, Roman spatha, Mainz gladii, Pompeii gladii, sica swords, Roman dolch swords, and more. Many of our Roman centurion swords and legionnaire swords can be used for stage performances, reenactments, or historical events, while other decorative swords are ideal for collectors.
Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a straight sword favored by Roman heavy infantry units. This 3rd Century Roman Spatha is an ornate sword, featuring straight edges that culminate into a vicious, angular point.
Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a straight sword favored by Roman heavy infantry units. This 3rd Century Roman Sword is an ornate spatha, featuring long, straight edges that culminate into a vicious, angular point.
Some of Romes ancient rulers were warriors before they were emperors, and even those who were not favored a gladius as a symbol of power. The Black Caesarean Gladius looks like a warriors blade, with a stylized look to suit an emperor.
Named for a permanent Roman campsite known for its sword manufacturing, the Mainz gladius remains distinctive for its subtly tapered waist and long point. The Black Mainz Gladius displays both of these traits in its design.
Used by a variety of Roman soldiers, the Spatha was created for heavy infantry due to its in length over the traditional gladius. Our Bone Grip Roman Spatha offers a large reach and is easy to wield for variety of swordsmen.
Perfectly suited to the combat of the gladiatorial arenas, short weapons like this Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch were used by many a Roman gladiator. As weapons, they also helped ensure an exciting match for the spectators, too.
Perfectly suited to the combat of the gladiatorial arenas, short weapons like this Brass Handled Gladiator Dolch were used by many a Roman gladiator. As weapons, they also helped ensure an exciting match for the spectators, too.
The Roman Sword, or Gladius, evolved from weapons captured during the Roman campaign in the Iberian peninsula. By the first century A.D., it had been refined to the form shown in this replica by Denix.
The great Julius Caesar, head of the Roman Empire, left his mark in history as a military leader and an Emperor. The Julius Caesar Sword, with its Roman styling, is a reminder of the power and prestige of the great Roman Empire.
The centurion was the professional officer of the Roman legion. Commanding roughly 80-100 men, a centurion was expected to be the best soldier among them, wielding his Centurion Gladius with dexterity and skill, leading by example.
This beautiful Centurion Gladius has a hand forged and tempered high carbon steel blade that is truly worthy of a Roman officer. Meticulously hand finished, the solid wood grip with antiqued metal accents completes this regal piece.
Roman Legions were renowned for the brutal fighting spirit of individual soldiers as well as the discipline and organization of the army units. The Condor Mainz Gladius is modeled after the weapon used by these lethal warriors.