The gladius is the weapon that enabled the Roman legionaries to conquer a large part of the world. There are different types of gladii, which are named after the place where they were most often used. This gladius is of the Mainz type, this was a double-edged sword that was primarily intended for stabbing. The Mainz type scabbards were fully reinforced with metal fittings, which can also be seen on this replica's scabbard. This luxurious gladius is an asset for collectors of classical swords. It has a wooden hilt. The steel scabbard shows brass fittings with imperial depictions and iconography. Both the emperors Augustus and Tiberius are depicted. The laurel can also be seen, this was a symbol of victory. The round brass fitting with the image of Augustus is surrounded with a laurel wreath. The scabbard has steel rings so you can wear it on a belt.
Material: EN45 spring steel, steel, brass, wood
Length: 75 cm
Blade thickness: 1 mm (semi-sharp), for decoration only
Blade length: 56,5 cm
Hilt length: 18,5 cm
Delivery incl. scabbard
Weight: approx. 954 g
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.
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."