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Augustus Mainz Gladius: 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 versions features a 5160 hand hammered high carbon steel blade, with a hard wood handle. High polished steel spacer at the bottom of the handle for strength and durability. Sword also includes a wood scabbard with steel accents.
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!