The Pompeii Gladius: (or Pompeianus or Pompei): Named by modern historians after the Roman town of Pompeii, this gladius was by far the most popular one. Four instances of the sword type were found in Pompeii, with others turning up elsewhere. The sword has parallel cutting edges and a triangular tip. This is the shortest of the gladii. It is often confused with the spatha, which was a longer, slashing weapon used initially by mounted auxilia. Over the years, the Pompeii got longer, and these later versions are called as semi-spathas.
The Kingdom of Arms version of this popular sword features a hand hammered 5160 carbon steel blade as the originals were made, full tang, heat treated and tempered as the originals, for a strong yet flexible blade that will hold a very sharp edge, exotic hardwood handle and a wooden scabbard with brass accents.
Blade length: 21.1”
Blade Edge: Sharp
Handle length: 7.75”
Weight: 1.9 lbs.
P.O.B. 4.75” below guard
5160 Tempered carbon steel blade.
Guard and tang cap are made from a quality solid brass.
Scabbard: Wood stained dark with brass accents.