Gladius Pompeii, c. 100 BC

The Roman Army's approach to warfare was direct and pragmatic. It chose the gladius as its principal sidearm because it was practical, efficient and excelled in any close combat situation. The later version, ours being the Pompeii, was not waisted and had a shorter point but was just as effective and easier to make. Turned ash and maple handle. This is the sword that conquered most of the known world. High carbon steel. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Originals were excavated from the ruins of Pompeii. You can see examples in H. Russell Robinson's book What the Soldiers Wore on Hadrian's Wall. More information...

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Gladius Pompeii, circa 100 BC

Please note: This is just an ornamental item, not intended for real use!

  • Turned ash and maple handle.
  • 1065 High carbon steel
  • Overall length of the sword approx. 692mm
  • Blade length approx. 517mm
  • The blade edge is approx. 1mm thick
  • The grip-guard is approx. 72mm wide
  • The blade at the guard is approx. 53mm wide and 4.5mm thick
  • Weight of the sword approx. 780 g
  • Weight incl. scabbard approx. 1172 g

Specs can vary slightly from sword to sword.

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