Late Roman Sword

$171.00

Item # AH-2001

1 in stock

Description

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. This impressive sword is patterned after a classic 4th century Roman spatha that would have been used heavily by front-line troops and heavy infantry units, who would utilize its longer blade for lethal attacks from farther away. This Roman sword features a long, unsharpened blade with a double fuller that runs down the center of the blade, enhancing its strength while lowering its weight. The blade itself is made from carbon steel. The guard features a half-circle design, while the pommel is a teardrop shaped weight inlaid with brass accents. The hilt as a whole is constructed of polished bone, giving it an ornate look similar to faux ivory. The overall length of the sword is 37 inches, making it distinctively longer than a gladius. Included with the sword is a matched wood scabbard wrapped with dark gray leather and accented with a brass throat and chape. While not exactly battle ready, this impressive Late Roman Sword is the perfect accent for a variety of authentic Roman costumes, while also possessing an outstanding look that is well-suited for display.

Key Features:

  • An Ornate and Impressive Looking Roman Spatha
  • Features an Unsharpened Straight-Edge Blade
  • Handle is Made from Polished Bone
  • Includes a Hardwood Sheath with Brass Adornments
  • A Great Collectors Piece or Authentic Ensemble Accent

Measurements:

  • Overall Length: 37 Inches

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