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Augustus Roman Gladius (Mainz style II) Sword: AKA Sword of Tiberius: Most Early versions of the Roman Gladius were wasp waisted with a long point that combined cutting power and stabbing ability in one handy weapon. Some of the later versions were made with a straighter blade but still with the long point. Even later versions (like the Pompeii pattern) were not waisted and also had a shorter point but were just as effective - and easier to make. Both swords served side-by-side for many years and it was not uncommon to find 4th century Legionnaires carrying either models. The gladius is known as "the sword that conquered the world".
The elite Kingdom of Arms Style pf this Gladius features a hand hammered 5160 carbon wasp waisted 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, with a hard wood handle. High polished steel spacer at the bottom of the handle for strength and durability. Fully Functional (Battle Ready)! Sword also includes a wood scabbard with brass accents. Truly a beautiful piece to hold.
Overall: 29 1/2"
Weight: 1.9 lbs.
P.O.B. 4.75” below guard
Scabbard; Wood stained dark with brass accents. A quality sword demands a quality scabbard! Just like a great car needs a great paint job. They go together.