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.
The Roman warrior who fights at night does not want to be discovered by the shine of their blade. They should wield the Battlecry Centurion Gladius. This darkened sword is a wonderful addition to a collection or reenactment ensemble.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As many avid collectors of weapons know, the gladius was the weapon of choice in Ancient Rome. This Damascus and Rosewood Gladius enhances the look of that classic sword with brilliant Damascus steel and a gorgeous wooden handle.