Gladius Codrin

Gladius was the Roman word for sword, and is used to represent the primary sword of Ancient Rome soldiers. Early ancient Roman swords were similar to those used by the Greeks. From the 3rd century BCE, the Romans adopted swords similar to those used by the Celtiberians and others during the early part of the conquest of Hispania.

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Gladius Codrin, Roman short sword

Specifications of the Gladius:

  • 64,5 cm – overall length
  • 46 cm – blade length
  • 7,3 cm – length of the guard
  • 46 * 5 mm – blade at the guard
  • Weight of the sword with sharp blade approx. 850 g
  • Blade of spring steel W.Nr. 1.7102 (DIN 54SiCr6) quenched to a hardness of approx. 53 HRC

Made in the Czech Republic.

This sword was known as the Gladius Hispaniensis, or "Hispanic Sword". It was thought that they were similar to the later Mainz types, but the evidence now suggests otherwise. 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 Gladii are referred to as the Mainz, Fulham, and Pompeii 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.

Please read also our: Directions for the use of bladed weapons.

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16.6.2016 15:39

Fernando Fernandez Arias

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I'm a collector of knives, I have several gladius. Without doubt this is the best, as they should be like in reality. Fernando Fernandez ( Spain)

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