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.
3rd Century Roman Spatha
3rd Century Roman Spatha

Item #: AH-2002

Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a straight sword favored by Roman heavy infantry units. This 3rd Century Roman Spatha is an ornate sword, featuring straight edges that culminate into a vicious, angular point.

Price: $180.00
3rd Century Roman Sword
3rd Century Roman Sword

Item #: AH-4221

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

Price: $153.00
Black Caesarean Gladius
Black Caesarean Gladius

Item #: AH-4229

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

Price: $189.00
Black Mainz Gladius
Black Mainz Gladius

Item #: MC-SW-1277

Named for a permanent Roman campsite known for its sword manufacturing, the Mainz gladius remains distinctive for its subtly tapered waist and long point. The Black Mainz Gladius displays both of these traits in its design.

Price: $30.00
Centurion Gladius
Centurion Gladius

Item #: MC-HK-708

The centurion was the professional officer of the Roman legion. Commanding roughly 80-100 men, a centurion was expected to be the best soldier among them, wielding his Centurion Gladius with dexterity and skill, leading by example.

Price: $60.00
Centurion Gladius
Centurion Gladius

Item #: 501430

This beautiful Centurion Gladius has a hand forged and tempered high carbon steel blade that is truly worthy of a Roman officer. Meticulously hand finished, the solid wood grip with antiqued metal accents completes this regal piece.

Price: $245.00
Condor Mainz Gladius
Condor Mainz Gladius

Item #: BK-CTK1001195HC

Roman Legions were renowned for the brutal fighting spirit of individual soldiers as well as the discipline and organization of the army units. The Condor Mainz Gladius is modeled after the weapon used by these lethal warriors.

Price: $249.98
Damascus and Rosewood Gladius
Damascus and Rosewood Gladius

Item #: ZS-DM-5003

As many avid collectors of weapons know, the gladius was the weapon of choice in Ancient Rome. This Damascus and Rosewood Gladius enhances the look of that classic sword with brilliant Damascus steel and a gorgeous wooden handle.

Price: $147.00
On Sale For: $132.30
Damascus Roman Mainz Gladius
Damascus Roman Mainz Gladius

Item #: AH-4209D

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 classic Roman sword and enhances it with a resplendent damascus steel pattern.

Price: $594.00
Delos Sword
Delos Sword

Item #: AH-4215

Similar in design to the gladius, the spatha was a 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.

Price: $201.00
Eagle of Rome Gladius
Eagle of Rome Gladius

Item #: 501429

Enter the battle as a Roman legionary with the Eagle of Rome Gladius at your side. This historical replica from Windlass Steelcrafts was hand forged and tempered from high carbon steel, a great addition to your reenactment arsenal.

Price: $245.00
Economy Pompeii Gladius Sword
Economy Pompeii Gladius Sword

Item #: AH-4211E

The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman armies, and in trained hands, this blade became one of the most effective in history. The Economy Pompeii Gladius Sword is modeled after the Pompeii gladius, which featured parallel edges.

Price: $135.00
Embellished Gladius Set
Embellished Gladius Set

Item #: MC-SW-1271

Roman warriors needed weapons that showed off both their superior fighting skills and their rank. The Embellished Gladius Set is a duo of fantasy gladius for high ranking Roman warriors to wear and wield as a part of their look.

Price: $56.00
Gladiator Training Sword
Gladiator Training Sword

Item #: ZS-926905

Practice swords have been used since ancient times. Gladiators trained with wooden swords, and when a gladiator retired he received a wooden sword or rod as a symbol of his freedom. This Gladiator Training Sword makes a great gift.

Price: $13.00
On Sale For: $11.70
Gladius Machete by Cold Steel
Gladius Machete by Cold Steel

Item #: 07-97GMS

Ever popular, the Gladius is still in demand almost 2000 years later The Cold Steel version of this ancient classic, called the Gladius Machete, has been recreated into a formidable machete format for the modern warrior.

Price: $52.99
On Sale For: $42.40
Gladius of Mainz Sword
Gladius of Mainz Sword

Item #: AH-2005

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 Roman gladius that featured a waisted blade.

Price: $207.00
Gladius Sword
Gladius Sword

Item #: ZS-910894

The Roman Gladius is one of the most famous swords, 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.

Price: $65.50
On Sale For: $58.95
Gladius Training Sword by Cold Steel
Gladius Training Sword by Cold Steel

Item #: 07-92BKGM

Virtually unbreakable, remarkably stiff, and cut resistant, the Gladius Training sword is made of heavy grade polypropylene and closely duplicates the length, size, and weight of the real thing, making perfect for learning new skills.

Price: $41.99
On Sale For: $33.60
Julius Caesar Gladius by Marto
Julius Caesar Gladius by Marto

Item #: MA-517S

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 in the form of a sword fit for an Emperor.

Price: $368.00
Late Roman Sword
Late Roman Sword

Item #: AH-2001

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

Price: $171.00
Limited Edition Deluxe Roman Gladius of Julius Caesar by Marto
Limited Edition Deluxe Roman Gladius of Julius Caesar by Marto

Item #: MA-AC0300S

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.

Price: $736.00
Maintz Pattern Gladius
Maintz Pattern Gladius

Item #: 500360

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.

Price: $215.00
Mainz-Fulham Gladius
Mainz-Fulham Gladius

Item #: ZS-901123

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

Price: $49.00
On Sale For: $44.10
Maximus Gladiator Sword
Maximus Gladiator Sword

Item #: NP-L-819

Based on the blades used in ancient Rome, the Maximus Gladiator Sword is a fantastically detailed replica. Its long, stainless steel blade tapers to a point, and its wooden handle features faux ivory and regal golden tone details.

Price: $135.00
Ornate Pompeii Gladius Sword
Ornate Pompeii Gladius Sword

Item #: AH-4211N

The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman armies, and in trained hands, this blade became one of the most effective in history. The Ornate Pompeii Gladius Sword is modeled after the Pompeii gladius, which featured parallel edges.

Price: $189.00
Ornate Roman Battle Sword
Ornate Roman Battle Sword

Item #: NP-L-820-BS

An intriguing take on ancient history, the Ornate Roman Battle Sword features intricate details upon its hilt and scabbard, including scenes from Roman legend. This stainless steel decorative sword is based on the Roman gladius.

Price: $96.00
Pompeii Gladius II Sword
Pompeii Gladius II Sword

Item #: AH-4210

The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman armies, and in trained hands, this blade became one of the most effective in history. The Pompeii Gladius II Sword is modeled after the Pompeii gladius, which featured parallel edges.

Price: $177.00
Pompeii Gladius Roman Sword
Pompeii Gladius Roman Sword

Item #: 500598

The Pompeii Gladius Roman Sword is based on the swords that once conquered most of the known world. This high carbon steel blade features a beautiful wooden handle and pommel and is modeled after actual historic artifacts.

Price: $195.00
Pompeii Gladius Sword
Pompeii Gladius Sword

Item #: AH-4211

The gladius was the favored weapon of the Roman armies, and in trained hands, this blade became one of the most effective in history. The Pompeii Gladius Sword is modeled after the Pompeii gladius, which featured parallel edges.

Price: $189.00
Roman Battle Gladius
Roman Battle Gladius

Item #: MC-C-87

For many years, the Roman Battle Gladius was the Roman sword of choice. It was featured not only in their military tactics but also was the most efficient sword of their era, used for personal defense and for games in their Coliseum.

Price: $84.00
Roman Caesarean Sword
Roman Caesarean Sword

Item #: AH-4228

Swords are a symbol of power and might, and so many rulers favored carrying one, even if they did not use them. In the days of Rome, some Caesars were as much warriors as rulers, which made a Roman Caesarean Sword perfect for them.

Price: $158.00
Roman Cavalry Sword
Roman Cavalry Sword

Item #: AH-4208

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

Price: $177.00