Roman gladius, Mainz type

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Roman gladius, Mainz type

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This gladius is based on gladii from the Mainz type, which was used by the Roman army until the 3rd-4th century. This type had a broader blade and grip than the popular Pompeii type gladius. This gladius has a wooden grip, decorated with brass rings. It is deliverd including wooden scabbard, which is covered with leather and decorated with brass. The scabbard has two rings with which it can be attached to the belt.

Product details:
Length: 69 cm
Blade length: 51 cm
Weight: 850 g
Steel type: EN45 spring steel, hardness 48 HRC
Edge: semi-sharp
Tang construction: Full tang construction
Pommel: screwed
Grip: Wood, brass
Based on a historical original: Yes
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *


This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.

Sharpening service

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.

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.
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