This replica sword is made after several historical Roman swords of the type Mainz, excavated in Pompeii and other Roman archeological sites. The gladius, or Roman sword, was the beloved weapon of the Roman legionaries. With the gladius, large parts of the world were conquered for the Roman Empire. The Gladius Mainz has a long tip that optimally combined cutting and stabbing in 1 weapon. This gladius has a faux ivory grip with a pommel and hilt. It is delivered including a luxury leather scabbard with brass fittings featuring palmettes in the Roman art style and belt loops. The semi-sharp blade is forged from 1065 carbon steel and tempered to a hardness of 48-52 HRC. You can wear it with your Roman costume during living history or reenactment and it is perfect as a decorative sword for collectors. When you blunten the blade, you can use it as a battle-ready sword for sword fighting and sword training.
Material: 1065 tempered carbon steel
Hardness: 48-52 HRC
Edge: semi-sharp 1 mm
Length: 71,12 cm
Blade length: 49,53 cm
Blade width: 5,72 cm
Blade steel thickness: 4,7 mm
Weight: 0,77 kg
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 2000 *
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your weapons regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper. Remove burrs with a whetstone. Make sure you have removed all burrs before using a battle-ready weapon, as they can cause wounds.
Maintenance & care
Just as with weaponry, you can care for your shoes and leatherware by applying a little Ballistol after cleaning. This prevents the leather from drying out.
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.
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge. 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.
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."