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Roman Swords and Gladius Swords

The Legionaries of the Roman Empire used a short sword called a gladius sword. The Gladius sword was an average length of 18 to 24 inches long and was made by the Spaniards. The primary function of the Roman sword was for thrusting and stabbing in close quarters with the enemy. Medieval Collectibles has fully functional Roman swords like the Roman Gladius Sword, Gladiator Sword, Roman Short Sword, and the Spartha sword. Roman Swords can be used for Stage re-enactments, theater, or take them to a Roman event. Other Roman swords are for costume purposes and are purely for decorative use.


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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

Classic Hoplite Sword

Classic Hoplite Sword

The leaf shaped blade was quite popular throughout the ancient world. Our Hoplite Sword features a steel guard and pommel with a wooden grip covered with leather. The high carbon steel blade makes this sword ideal for re-enactments as well as collecting.
500734
$165.00

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
$62.10

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

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 Short Sword

Roman Short Sword

Not quite a gladius, too short to be a spatha, and too big to be a pugio, this Roman Short Sword is more of a balanced design based on the Roman style of sword-making, with a blade that doesn't quite match up to the examples of other Roman weapons.
MC-HK-26187
$24.00

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
$56.70

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

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

Roman Eagle Gladius Sword

Roman Eagle Gladius Sword

This incredible gladius has been replicated directly from the actual hero prop used in the Focus Features Roman epic The Eagle. The Roman Eagle Gladius is made with a hand forged and tempered high carbon steel blade.
888006
$245.00

Roman Sword With Scabbard

Roman Sword With Scabbard

The Roman Sword, or Gladius, evolved from weapons captured during the Romans campaign in the Iberian peninsula. By the first century A.D., it had been refined to the form shown in this replica by Denix.
SD4140
$134.00

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

Brass Roman Sword

Brass Roman Sword

The Roman Sword, or Gladius, evolved from weapons captured during the Romanscampaign in the Iberian peninsula. By the first century A.D., it had been refined to the form shown in this replica by Denix.
SD4116L
$126.00

Gold Julius Caesar Sword

Gold Julius Caesar Sword

The great Julius Caesar, head of the Roman Empire, left his mark in history as both a military leader and an Emperor. The "Julius Caesar" Sword, with its typical Roman styling, is a reminder of the power and prestige of the once great Roman Empire.
SG212
$220.00

Bronze Hilt Julius Caesar Sword

Bronze Hilt Julius Caesar Sword

The great Julius Caesar, head of the Roman Empire, left his mark in history as both a military leader and an Emperor. The "Julius Caesar" Sword, with its typical Roman styling, is a reminder of the power and prestige of the once great Roman Empire.
SG211
$203.00

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

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

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
$594.00

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
$189.00

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
$135.00

Nickel Roman Sword

Nickel Roman Sword

The Roman Sword, or Gladius, evolved from weapons captured during the Romanscampaign in the Iberian peninsula. By the first century A.D., it had been refined to the form shown in this replica by Denix.
SD4116NQ
$135.00

Roman Sword

Roman Sword

A helmed swept hilt court blade with quillions and shell hand guard. This Italian made full size decorator sword features cast metal handle and an antique brass finish. The .75 inch wide mild steel blade has intricate engraved designs stamped into it.
ED6105
$83.60

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
$171.00

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
$39.51

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
$189.00

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
$176.40

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 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
$219.60

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
$207.00

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

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
$171.00

Damascus 3rd Century Roman Spatha

Damascus 3rd Century Roman Spatha

This sword is modeled after one of the longer blades wielded by the Legion during 3rd Century Rome, with one exception. That exception is that instead of regular steel, this Damascus 3rd Century Roman Spatha has a blade patterned after damascus steel.
AH-2002D
$540.00

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

Gladiator Barbarian Sword

Gladiator Barbarian Sword

The Romans had a habit of replicating conquered enemies in the gladiatorial pits, allowing citizens to relive the conquests of the armies. As such, even weapons like this Gladiator Barbarian Sword could be found in the hands of a skilled gladiator.
AH-6425
$234.00

Damascus Late Roman Sword

Damascus Late Roman Sword

This Damascus Late Roman Sword is modeled after the spatha, which was similar in nature to the gladius, except it featured a longer blade. This weapon also differs, as it features a stunning ripple to its steel that is only found in damascus weapons.
AH-2001D
$540.00

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
$226.80

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
$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
$176.40

Brass Handled Gladiator Dolch

Brass Handled Gladiator Dolch

Perfectly suited to the brutal combat of the gladiatorial arenas, short stabbing weapons like this Brass 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-6251
$81.00

Roman Gladiator Sword With Scabbard

Roman Gladiator Sword With Scabbard

Roman gladiators were armed with a huge assortment of interesting weapons, all designed to make fights more challenging and more interesting. This Roman Gladiator Sword with Scabbard is based on one sword that was originally of Thracian design.
DS-1323
$405.00

Roman Gladiator Sword With Scabbard and Belt

Roman Gladiator Sword With Scabbard and Belt

Roman gladiators were armed with a huge assortment of interesting weapons, all designed to make fights more challenging and more interesting. This Roman Gladiator Sword with Scabbard and Belt is based on one sword that was originally of Thracian design.
DS-1323B
$500.00

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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