The gladius is the weapon that enabled Roman legionaries to conquer a large part of the world. There are different types of gladii, which are named after their place of origin. This gladius is of the Mainz type, the first originals were found in the German city of Mainz, this type was a double-edged sword that was primarily intended for stabbing.
This luxurious gladius is an asset for collectors of classical weapons and for Roman re-enactors. It is not based on a certain original gladius, but on different originals from the first century AD. This replica has a blade made of EN45 steel and a hilt of bone and wood with a screwed pommel. The gladius is delivered including a beautiful luxurious red leather scabbard that is decorated with several brass fittings, one of which is a palmette. This is an ornament shaped like styled palm leaves, which has been used since the second millennium BC. The scabbard also has brass rings, so you can hang it on your belt.
Material: EN45 steel (blade), bone, brass and wood (hilt), wood, leather and brass (scabbard)
Length: 71 cm
Blade thickness: 1 mm (semi-sharp), for decoration only
Blade length: 53 cm
Hilt length: 18 cm (grip approx. 9 cm)
Max. blade width: 6,5 cm
Point of balance: approx. 13 cm below cross-guard
Delivery incl. scabbard
Weight: 0,8 kg (1,3 kg with scabbard)
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."