Roman Gladius Sword

The Roman sword of choice was the gladius. Most Roman Gladius Swords were of rather short length, typically measuring between 18 and 24 inches long, although longer swords became more common as the Roman war machine grew and evolved. Gladius were typically considered to be stabbing weapons, thanks to their vicious point and wide blade, although their manner of construction made them quite effective at cutting and slashing, too. Gladius were typically made in one of two different types, being either a Pompeii styled gladius or a Mainz style gladius, with the main difference in construction being in the shape of the blade. As the gladius evolved the blade became straighter and longer, changing more and more into the sword that would inspire later era weapons like the arming sword and the long sword. Some of the Roman Gladius Swords you'll find here are designed for battle and re-enactment, making them quite sturdy and effective (as well as sharp), while others are designed purely as decoration, either displayed in your home or carried at your side. Either way, all of the gladius swords you'll find here at Medieval Collectibles are modeled off of their historic cousins to feature an accurate and impressive look and feel. Just handling one of these Roman Gladius Swords will make you begin to feel like a Roman legionary.


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Centurion Gladius

Centurion Gladius

The centurion was the professional officer of the Roman legion; commanding roughly 80-100 men at a time, a centurion was expected to be the best soldier among them, wielding his Centurion Gladius with more dexterity and skill, leading by example.
MC-HK-708
$51.00

Limited Edition Deluxe Roman Gladius of Julius Caesar by Marto

Limited Edition Deluxe Roman Gladius of Julius Caesar by Marto

Julius Caesar was one of the greatest military and political leaders of ancient Rome. The Limited Edition, Deluxe Roman Gladius of Julius Caesar by Marto, pays tribute to this great military and political leader of ancient Rome.
MA-AC0300S
$736.00

Gladius Sword

Gladius Sword

The Roman Gladius is one of the most famous sword designs, wielded by one of the most formidable fighting forces known in history. Reflecting the close ties between the military and the Arena, the word gladiator comes from the word gladius.
ZS-910894
$54.00

Roman Gladius Sword

Roman Gladius Sword

Our version features a full tang construction, high carbon blade, hardwood handle. High polished steel spacer at the bottom of the handle for strength and durability and a wood scabbard, wrapped in leather is included.
IP-022-2
$210.00

Wooden Roman Gladius Sword

Wooden Roman Gladius Sword

Not only were wooden swords used by Gladiators for training, but if he survived the arena and lived long enough to retire, a symbolic wooden gladius (Rudis) was awarded as a token of discharge and freedom.
600774
$39.00

Maintz Pattern Gladius

Maintz Pattern Gladius

The early Gladius (our version is the Maintz pattern) was wasp waisted with a long point that combined cutting power and stabbing ability in one handy weapon. This is the sword that helped the Romans conquer most of the known world.
500360
$215.00

Roman Gladius Sword

Roman Gladius Sword

A very distinctive twist to this ancient design Roman sword rests in the striking solid brass studs that encircle the rich wood pommel and guard. Truly an imperial touch to this historical functional battle ready sword.
ED2010
$184.30

Roman Maintz Gladius Sword

Roman Maintz Gladius Sword

Our Roman Maintz Gladius features a full tang construction, high carbon blade, hard wood handle. High polished steel spacer at the bottom of the handle for strength and durability. A wood scabbard, wrapped in leather is included.
IP-023-2
$210.00

Roman Gladius Sword

Roman Gladius Sword

This Roman Gladius Sword has 31 inch overall length with a blade length of 23 inches. The blade of the Roman sword is unsharpened stainless steel. The handle is simulated wood finish cast metal spacers.
ZS-926625
$58.00

Pompeii Gladius Roman Sword

Pompeii Gladius Roman Sword

The Pompeii Gladius is the sword that conquered most of the known world. This version, made by Windlass, has a tempered high carbon steel blade and beautiful wooden handle and pommel. Designed after actual artifacts.
500598
$195.00

Roman Gladius Sword

Roman Gladius Sword

The grip is padded with leather and wire wrapped. These full tang weapons have been crafted by hand with the blade made from a single thick rigid piece of steel that extends the length of the blade through grip with heavy welded guards and pommels.
ED4428
$102.60

Wooden Gladius

Wooden Gladius

The Roman Legion was one of the finest fighting forces the world has known; disciplined, ordered, and well-organized, it was filled to the brim with seasoned soldiers who knew their way around a weapon'due to years of training with a Wooden Gladius.
MC-1610
$11.00

Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch

Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch

Perfectly suited to the brutal combat of the gladiatorial arenas, short stabbing weapons like this Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch were used by many a Roman gladiator. And as weapons, they also helped to ensure an exciting match for the spectators, too.
AH-6251B
$72.00

Gladius Training Sword by Cold Steel

Gladius Training Sword by Cold Steel

The Gladius Training Sword is made of heaviest grade polypropylene available and closely duplicates a real sword in length, size, weight and feel. They have the winning advantages of being virtually unbreakable, remarkably stiff and cut resistant.
07-92BKGM
$30.40

Gladius Machete by Cold Steel

Gladius Machete by Cold Steel

Ever popular, the Gladius is still in demand almost 2000 years later and is one of our most frequently requested swords to make, so we have decided to offer a modern version of this ancient classic in a very affordable machete/sword format.
07-97GMS
$40.00

Roman Battle Gladius

Roman Battle Gladius

For many years, the Roman Battle Gladius was the Roman's sword of choice; it was featured not only in their military tactics but also as the most efficient sword of their era, used for personal defense and for games in their Coliseum.
MC-C-87
$77.00

Julius Caesar Gladius by Marto

Julius Caesar Gladius by Marto

Julius Caesar was one of the greatest military and political leaders of ancient Rome. The Julius Caesar Gladius, by Marto, pays tribute to this great military and political leader of ancient Rome.
MA-517S
$368.00

Damascus Roman Mainz Gladius

Damascus Roman Mainz Gladius

The gladius was the Roman weapon of choice for many years, and it exceled during its years of service. This Damascus Roman Mainz Gladius mimics the design of the classic Roman sword and enhances it with a resplendent looking damascus steel pattern.
AH-4209D
$561.00

3rd Century Roman Spatha

3rd Century Roman Spatha

Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a type of straight sword favored by Roman heavy infantry units. This 3rd Century Roman Spatha is an ornate looking sword, featuring long, straight edges that culminate into a vicious, angular point.
AH-2002
$180.00

Roman Mainz Sword

Roman Mainz Sword

The Roman approach to war was simple and pragmatic, and thus the gladius became their primary sword for its ease of use and manufacture. Over time, the gladius was available in two distinct types, with this Roman Mainz Sword being the earlier type.
AH-3309
$162.00

Economy Pompeii Gladius Sword

Economy Pompeii Gladius Sword

The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman legion, and in trained hands, this short blade became one of the most effective in history. The Economy Pompeii Gladius Sword is modeled and named after the Pompeii gladius, which featured parallel edges.
AH-4211E
$117.00

3rd Century Roman Sword

3rd Century Roman Sword

Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a type of straight sword favored by Roman heavy infantry units. This 3rd Century Roman Sword is an ornate looking spatha, featuring long, straight edges that culminate into a vicious, angular point.
AH-4221
$144.00

Pompeii Gladius Sword

Pompeii Gladius Sword

The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman legion, and in trained hands, this short blade became one of the most effective in history. The Pompeii Gladius Sword is modeled and named after the Pompeii gladius, which featured parallel edges.
AH-4211
$180.00

Mainz-Fulham Gladius

Mainz-Fulham Gladius

Renowned for its versatility and its potential, the gladius has remained a popular sword, even to this day. And this Mainz-Fulham Gladius shows why it had such potential, as this design recreates the thrusting and cutting form of this legendary sword.
ZS-901123
$39.90

Silver Roman Battle Gladius

Silver Roman Battle Gladius

There's a reason why the gladius went relatively uncontested as the Roman army's sword of choice for hundreds of years, and that reason is perfectly demonstrated in this Silver Roman Battle Gladius. It might be short, but it's also highly effective.
MC-C-87BN
$68.00

Roman Cavalry Sword

Roman Cavalry Sword

The Romans did utilize cavalry forces to decimate their foes from time to time, equipping them with this Roman Cavalry Sword instead of the typical gladius to ensure that every mounted warrior had the reach necessary to strike foes while on the move.
AH-4208
$166.50

Roman Mainz Gladius Sword

Roman Mainz Gladius Sword

The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman legion, and in trained hands, this short blade became one of the most effective in history. The Roman Mainz Gladius Sword is so-named because it is a lethal and deadly looking leaf-styled Mainz blade.
AH-4209
$166.50

Spartacus Sword

Spartacus Sword

This Spartacus Sword is a variant of the classic gladiator weapon, the dolch. This blade is more stylized and more ornate, befitting the name of Spartacus, who was one of the most famous gladiators and rebels to ever challenge Rome's authority.
AH-2003
$180.00

Roman Pompeii Sword

Roman Pompeii Sword

The Roman approach to war was simple and pragmatic, and thus the gladius became their primary sword for its ease of use and manufacture. Over time, the gladius was available in two distinct types, with this Roman Pompeii Sword being the later type.
AH-3311
$126.00

Gladius of Mainz Sword

Gladius of Mainz Sword

The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman legion, and in trained hands, this short blade became one of the most effective in history. The Gladius of Mainz Sword is modeled after an early-era Roman gladius that featured a deadly waisted blade.
AH-2005
$189.00

Late Roman Sword

Late Roman Sword

Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a type of straight sword favored by Roman heavy infantry units. This Late Roman Sword is an ornate sword of spatha design, featuring long, straight edges that culminate into a vicious, angular point.
AH-2001
$157.50

Ornate Pompeii Gladius Sword

Ornate Pompeii Gladius Sword

The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman legion, and in trained hands, this short blade became one of the most effective in history. The Ornate Pompeii Gladius Sword is modeled and named after the Pompeii gladius, which featured parallel edges.
AH-4211N
$157.50

Delos Sword

Delos Sword

Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a type of straight sword favored by Roman heavy infantry units. This Delos Sword is a simple blade with obvious Hispanic influences that is modeled after a Roman sword found in Delos, Greece.
AH-4215
$171.00

Black Caesarean Gladius

Black Caesarean Gladius

Some of Romes ancient rulers were warriors before they were emperors, and even those who were not often favored a gladius at their side as a symbol of power. The Black Caesarean Gladius looks like a warriors blade, with a stylized look to suit an emperor.
AH-4229
$189.00

Pompeii Gladius II Sword

Pompeii Gladius II Sword

The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman legion, and in trained hands, this short blade became one of the most effective in history. The Pompeii Gladius II Sword is modeled and named after the Pompeii gladius, which featured parallel edges.
AH-4210
$166.50

Roman Parazonium Gladius

Roman Parazonium Gladius

Traditionally, the parazonium was a dagger, but in this variant, it is more in line with the traditional gladius. This Roman Parazonium Gladius echoes the later designs of the blade, featuring an ornate form that is symbolic of worth and virtue.
AH-3278
$117.00

Roman Caesarean Sword

Roman Caesarean Sword

Swords are a symbol of power and might, and so many rulers tend to favor carrying them, even if they did not use them. In the days of ancient Rome, though, some Caesars were as much warriors as rulers, which made a Roman Caesarean Sword perfect for them.
AH-4228
$157.50
   
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