The Gladius- the typical weapon of the Roman legionaries
The detailed Gladius is an exact copy of the over 2300 years old original model: starting with the lovingly hand-turned sword hilt, up to the gently curved blade.
As early as the third century BC, the Gladius was developed from the weapon type of the so-called Iberian Celtiberians and enjoyed great popularity until 300 AD, being the standard weapon of the Roman infantry. With the triumphant march of the Roman Empire, the gladius also spread as an effective close combat weapon, which thus contributed significantly to the success of the Roman army and ultimately to the establishment of a world empire. The relatively short length predestined this sword as a thrusting weapon, which, however, was also distinguished with a great penetrating power. The Gladius- testimony of advanced ancient weaponry and revolutionary of Roman warfare.
High quality handmade - Made in Germany!
The gladius for legionaries comes to you with a length of 48 centimeters- and thus corresponds to the Roman model. Under the greatest care, the short sword is made of glued solid beech wood, then elaborately painted and oiled. To give it the best possible stability, your gladius is reinforced inside with a solid metal rod, from the handle to the tip. Thus, he will always stand by you in battle!
- total length 48cm
- real beech wood
- embedded metal rod for maximum strength
- German manufacture
Immerse yourself in Roman antiquity and become a legionnaire!
Whether as a true-to-the-original addition to your role-playing costume, as a collector's item or simply as a decorative object: the Roman gladius was and is universally applicable.
As a vivid teaching tool, the gladius contributes to your students' active interest in history with its authentic, historical charm.
For young and old lovers of the Roman Empire, our sturdy testimony of ancient weapon culture offers the opportunity to empathize with the lifestyle of the legionaries and proud soldiers of the Roman army - but completely risk-free!
Your Gladius from the Roman Shop
Become a legionary and complement your gladius with the Roman shield of the legionaries, the scutum, or the faithful replica of a pilum, the famous spear of the Roman army. You can also find both in our Roemer-Shop!
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