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.
The gladius was the Roman weapon of choice for many years, and it exceled during its years of service. This Damascus Roman Mainz Gladius mimics the classic Roman sword and enhances it with a resplendent damascus steel pattern.
Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a straight sword favored by Roman heavy infantry units. This Delos Sword is a simple blade with obvious Hispanic influences that is modeled after a Roman sword found in Delos, Greece.
The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman armies, and in trained hands, this blade became one of the most effective in history. The Economy Pompeii Gladius Sword is modeled after the Pompeii gladius, which featured parallel edges.
The Roman Gladius is one of the most famous swords, wielded by one of the most formidable fighting forces known in history. Reflecting the close ties between the military and the arena, the word gladiator comes from the word gladius.
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.
Inspired by the gladius carried by Roman soldiers, this Imperial Damascus Sword offers a two-handed sword option for display, reenactment, or cosplay use. This fantasy Damascus sword features inlaid accents on the guard and handle.
Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a straight sword favored by Roman heavy infantry units. This Late Roman Sword is an ornate spatha design, featuring long, straight edges that culminate into a vicious, angular point.
Julius Caesar was one of the greatest military and political leaders of ancient Rome. The Limited Edition, Deluxe Roman Gladius of Julius Caesar by Marto, pays tribute to this great military and political leader of ancient Rome.
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.
Renowned for its versatility and its potential, the gladius has remained a popular sword, even to this day. This Mainz-Fulham Gladius shows why it had such potential, as this design recreates the thrusting and cutting form of this sword.
Based on the blades used in ancient Rome, the Maximus Gladiator Sword is a fantastically detailed replica. Its long, stainless steel blade tapers to a point, and its wooden handle features faux ivory and regal golden tone details.
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.