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Deluxe 40" Roman Gladiator Sword

Deluxe 40" Roman Gladiator Sword

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Price:$129.95
Sale Price:$79.99
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Adorn any wall in your home or office with this amazing Deluxe 40" Roman Gladiator Sword. This is a beautiful sword to own, whether woman, man or child (under 18 with adult supervision), created for the Gladiator in all of us. Limited edition roman sword with your choice of brown scabbard and accents or black. All of the insignias on this Roman Gladiator sword are historically accurate, from the ivory style handle, right down to the hand forged stainless blade. Carry this sword on your back like the gladiators did. Also consider our authentic reproductions of the gladiator armor and helmet. Own this historical Deluxe 40" Roman Gladiator Sword today for it's special low price!

Gladius is a Latin word for sword. Early ancient Roman swords were similar to those used by the Greeks. From the 3rd century BC, the Romans adopted swords similar to those used by the Celtiberians and others during the early part of the conquest of Hispania. This kind of sword was known as the Gladius Hispaniensis, or "Hispanic Sword." It was once thought that they were similar to the later Mainz types, but the evidence now suggests that this was not the case. Rather, these early blades followed a slightly different pattern, being longer and narrower, and were probably those that Polybius considered good for both cut and thrust. Later extant Gladii are now known as the Mainz, Fulham, and Pompei types. In the late Roman period, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus refers to swords called semispathae (or semispathia) and spathae, for both of which he appears to consider gladius an appropriate term.

A fully-equipped Roman soldier would have been armed with a shield (scutum), several javelins (pila), a sword (gladius), probably a dagger (pugio), and perhaps a number of darts (plumbatae). Conventionally, the javelins would be thrown before engaging the enemy, at which point the gladius would be drawn. The soldier generally led with his shield and thrust with his sword. Contrary to popular belief, all types of gladius appear to have also been suitable for cutting and chopping motions as well as for thrusting.

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Deluxe 40" Roman Gladiator Sword