This spatha is a replica of a original from the 4th century AD. Nowadays it`s part of the collection of the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Bonn. This sword was probably used by a Germanic auxiliary in service of the Roman legions.
The spatha is 93 cm long, with a blade of 70 cm long and 4,8 cm wide. The blade has two fullers to make it lighter. The hilt is like the original made of bone. This sword comes with a wooden scabbard, covered with black leather and decorated with brass ornaments. The scabbard is made after parts found back in Rhineland. This sword weighs 1,7 kg.
Length: 93 cm;
Blade length: 70 cm;
Grip length: 23 cm;
Blade width at guard: 4.8 cm;
Weight: 1750 g;
Steel type: EN45 spring steel, hardness 48 HRC;
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: Bone;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *
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 of â‚¬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.
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.
An excellent item. Superb build quality and balance. A lot bigger than expected. Scabbard is excellent quality, and sword came pre-oiled. Will go very well with any late Roman costume, and will work well as a decorative or educational piece. Will be buying from the merchant in the future.