This gladius is a replica of an original from the 1st century AD. This Roman gladius has a blade type Pompeii (named after an original excavated in the historical city of Pompeii). The grip is made of wood and bone. The grip consists of EN45 carbon steel. Gladii like this were used until the 3rd century AD and it is the most frequently occurring type of gladius.
Material: EN45 spring steel hardness 48-50 HRC
Total length: 76 cm
Blade length: 49 cm
Blade width: ca. 5 cm
Weight inc. scabbard: ca. 1,3 kg
Weight ex. scabbard: ca. 800 g
Construction: full tang
Based on historical original
Shipping weight: 3 kg
This item is handmade in a limited amount. Each item is unique. Finish and sizes can slightly vary.
This item is semi-sharp and made for decorative use. For a surcharge it can be sharpened razor sharp. When you use the sharpening service, the warranty only accounts for transport damage. When using the sharpening service, the delivery time of the sword will be approx. 2 weeks longer.
For a surcharge of â‚¬70,00 the sword can be made blunt (2,5-3 mm). Please note: when using the bluntening service the warranty only accounts for transport damage. If you wish to use this service, please contact us or use the last step in the shopping cart (order comment). When using the blunting service, the delivery time of the sword will be approx. 2 weeks longer
This item is not sold to customers under 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.