Roman Gladius Pompeianus semi-spatha Roman gladius (sword)

Gladius Pompeianus semi-spatha - Roman sword

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  • Product Description

    • High grade replica Roman sword.
    • Bone handle.
    • Quality hardwood pommel and guard
    • EN45 steel blade
    • Hand forged
    • Sharp
    • Superb!
    • Free postage for Australia & New Zealand

     

    There are a few weapons that are familiar and well recognized even to those with no interest in the subject. Weapons such as the Nepalese Kuhkri, the English Longbow, the Kentucky Rifle, and the Colt Peacemaker receive almost instant signs of recognition throughout the world. Another weapon to be included in this pantheon of well-known designs is undoubtedly the Roman Gladius.

    This blade features a pleasing burnished finish, which is evenly applied and very attractive. The blade's central ridge is subtle. As the blade meets the hilt it is reinforced by a steel plate that has been cleanly set into the sword's lower guard. The upper and lower guards are fashioned from tropical hardwood that is very pleasing in both colour and grain structure. A grip made from real bone completes the assembly. The entire assembly is secured by a bronze pommel nut through which the tangs runs. All components are well fitted with no overlapping or gaps in the assembly of this sword.

     

    Overall length: 72cm

    Blade length: 49.5cm

    Blade width: 5.1cm

    Grip length: 9.8cm

    Guard width: 8.2cm

    Point of Balance: 10.9 cm from Guard

    Centre of Percussion: 36.3 cm from guard

     

    We have included an independent review video which focuses on the weapon's "cut and slash" abilities.  The sword was not given for free to this reviewer nor was he rewarded in any way. Please be aware though, that the gladius was a thrusting weapon and not really meant as a slashing and cutting blade, it being short and light with a triangular tip. The organic hilt and pommel gives the sword minimal heft and the lack of blade curvature does not help the matter, it was however a radically good stabber, after all, one of the world's mightiest empires was created with its thrusting power! The Medieval Shoppe thanks "Weapon Tester" from WA for his great videos of our swords in action. Please consider subscribing to his channel.

     

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    CAUTION – THIS IS A FULLY FUNCTIONAL MARTIAL WEAPON – DECOMISSION THE BLADE BEFORE WALL MOUNTING. DO NOT USE FOR SPARRING. DO NOT USE FOR THEATRICAL OR RE-ENACTMENT PURPOSES. CHECK THE LAWS IN YOUR STATE OR COUNTRY PERTAINING TO WEAPONS OWNERSHIP BEFORE MAKING YOUR PURCHASE. STORE SAFELY AND HANDLE WITH CAUTION.

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    1. My roman sword

      It's everything I was hoping for, it's beautiful and at a great price on 19th Nov 2020

    2. Gladio sword

      The sword is excellent, the blade is true well polished and very sharp.
      The handle is made of bone and well suits the rest.
      The pommel and guard are also well made and robust.
      The sheave is also well built, mine unfortunately had a dent in the leather, possibly caused by mishandling or postage. If it wasn;t for that it would have been a perfect present.
      on 15th May 2020

    3. A nice reproduction

      This sword looks and feels close to the original as far as general appearances go. For a sword that costs less than a high quality knife, it puts in a good show. Perhaps not a sword for the connoisseur, it never the less feels like a genuine weapon of war. The sidearm of a Legionnaire. A sword that will get the job done.
      Given that the original gladuis was a standard issue infantry weapon, the build quality of this sword might compare well to an original. The parallel blade has good mass up front and it swings like a boss. Certainly a good choice for someone who wants to know what a gladius might have felt like in the hand.
      on 27th Nov 2019

    4. Pompeii gladius

      The sword and sheath are very nice. Came very sharp. The only gripe is the sheath-sword fit is loose, all in all well worth the money. on 15th May 2015

  • Product Videos

    • Weapon Tester looks at the Roman Gladius Pompeii from The Medieval Shoppe
      This is a Gladius Pompeii from The Medieval Shoppe that I purc...

    Weapon Tester looks at the Roman Gladius Pompeii from The Medieval Shoppe

    This is a Gladius Pompeii from The Medieval Shoppe that I purchased a few years ago. I decided you all need to see it in action on some melons, water bottles but hope you never battle an army of long life milk cartons... Primarily a stabbing weapon but where's the fun in that?
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