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Gladius Ovidius

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The gladius, known as the Roman sword, was originally used by the Spaniards. They fought so fiercely against the Roman conquerors with this weapon that they, after defeating the Spaniards, took over the weapon. The gladius was mainly meant for stabbing, this is why the tip is v-shaped and is perfectly suited for stabbing between the ribs or in the face. The blade had two sharp edges so it was also suitable for slashing. The gladii were used in combination with a large shield, the rectangular scutum. When they were in formation, the legionaries preferred to be attacked and stabbed the unprotected parts of the opponents whose attack was broken because of the impenetrable wall of shields. The gladius was developed in three phases: the gladius Hispaniensis, which was used by the Spaniards, the normal gladius and the Pompeii gladius, named after the gladii that have been excavated at Pompeii.

This sword has a length of 72 cm with a blade of 50 cm. It is delivered including a scabbard. The grip is made of wood.

Ovidius was a Roman poet who lived from 43 BC to 17 AD. He was the first Roman writer to write an epos. In 8 AD he was banned by emperor Augustus to the city of Tomi in Romania for unknown reasons.


Product details:
Length: 76 cm;
Blade length: 50 cm;
Grip length: 26 cm;
Blade width at guard: 5.4 cm;
Weight: 1600 g;
Steel type: EN45 carbon steel, hardness 48-50 HRC;
Edge: Semi-scherp;
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Pommel: Screwed;
Grip wrapping: Wood;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *



Sharpening service

This item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge. When using the sharpening service, the return right and warranty expires. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.

Blunting service

The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge of €70,00. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shiopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.

This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.

We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.

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