Gladius for Roman legionaries - oiled
This Gladius, the typical Roman shortsword of the Legionaries, is a handmade piece of history.
Be part of the amazing Roman history by buying this handmade shortsword!
- prim handle
- beech hardwood
- reinforced with metal rod inside
The Gladius- the typical weapon of Roman legionaries
This product is from the handle to the blade a remarkable copy of the original Gladius, which is over 2300 years old.
As early as in the third century BC the Gladius was developed from the weapon type Iberian Celtiberians. Until 300 after Christ it was very popular, because it was the standard weapon of the Roman infantry. During the triumphal procession of the Roman Empire the Gladius became an often used weapon for close combat. Therefor it was part of the success of the Roman army and ultimately to the establishment of a world empire. The relatively short length predestined this sword for stabbing, although it had a strong clout, too.
The Gladius- witness of the progressive, antique weaponry and revolutionary of Roman warfare.
High-quality handmade - produced in Germany!
The Gladius for Legionnaires has a length of 48 cm - and thus corresponds to the Roman model. Among the greatest care the shortsword is made from glued beech timber. Afterwards is painted and oiled. To get the best possible stability, your Gladius is reinforced inside with a solid metal rod from the handle to the tip. Thus, you can rely on it always in the fight!
- Length 48cm
- genuine beech wood
- embedded metal bar for maximum strength
- made in Germany
Be part of the Roman antiquity and become a legionnaire!
Whether as a faithful companion to your RPG costume, as a collectible or simply as a decorative object: the Roman Gladius was and is universally applicable. As an illustrative teaching material the Gladius contributes with its authentic, historic charm to an active interest of your students for history.
For young and old lovers of the Roman Empire our high-quality testimony of ancient weapons culture gives the opportunity to empathize with the lifestyle of the Legionaries and proud soldiers of the Roman army – but without any risk!
Your Gladius from the Romans shop
Become a Legionnaire and buy as well the shield, the Scutum, or a copy of the famous spear of the Roman army called Pilums. They all can be found in our Romans shop and match perfectly to the Gladius!
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