Windlass Roman gladius Pompeii 100 BC

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Windlass Roman gladius Pompeii 100 BC

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A beautiful Roman sword by Windlass Steelcrafts, a replica sword based on historical swords from the Roman era. Gladii like this were used around the first century B.C. and this Roman sword is of the Pompeii type. The Pompeii gladius is one of the later versions of the gladius and several originals have been found in archaeological excavations in Pompeii. This gladius was used all the way up to the wall of Hadrian. The Roman gladius was the best weapon for close combat in the Roman army, the gladius was light and efficient. The gladius is the weapon that created the Roman Empire. This gladius has a short tip compared to other Roman swords and it has a grip of ash and maple. It is delivered including a leather scabbard with belt loops. The semi-sharp blade is forged from tempered 1065 carbon steel with a hardness of 48-52 HRC. A great ornamental sword for on the wall, also beautiful for a living history, reenactment or Cosplay outfit from series such as Rome. When you blunten the blade, it is a great battle ready sword for sword fighting in reenactment battles.

Pommel: riveted
Edge: semi-sharp 1 mm
Length: 69,2 cm
Blade length: 51,7 cm
Blade width: 5,3 cm
Steel thickness: 4,5 mm
Width cross-guard: 7,2 cm
Including scabbard
Weight: 0,78 kg
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 1500 *

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.

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.

Blunting service

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."

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