Gladius Sword & Scabbard - Mainz Pattern


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Excluding VAT £133.33




This gladius in the mainz pattern has a faux ivory grip with ornate brass applique on the scabbard. Overall 28 inches.


The Roman army’s 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 conquered most of the known world. Made of high carbon steel.


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''.


Total length: 70 cm
Blade length: 50.5 cm
Grip length: 9 cm
Weight: 0.77 kg
Blade thickness (base): 4.3 mm
Blade width (base): 5.5 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 9 cm


Manufactured by Windlass Steelcrafts.


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