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Set 2 fantastic Gladius to hang Set 2 fantastic Gladius to hang 2
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42.82 €
Set with type 2 Swords Gladius, type fantasy, including nylon sheath and lanyard for hanging on the back. P>
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Gladius machete with sheath, 66 cm.

Cold Steel
195670000
56.58 €
Are you looking for a powerful and resistant machete at an affordable price? Then look no further, because the Gladius Machete with sheath from the renowned Cold Steel brand is just what you need. This machete is made from high quality steel, with a carbon content of 1055, making it extremely strong and durable. Plus, it's been hand-sharpened to a killer...
Wooden gladius for children
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Wooden gladius for children

Medioevo
023620000
6.08 €
Do you want your children to immerse themselves in the history and adventure of the ancient Roman Empire? Then you need the wooden Gladius for children! This wooden Roman gladius sword is perfect for the little ones in the house to become real warriors. Made in Italy, this children's wooden gladius is an exact replica of the sword used by Roman soldiers...
Gladius for training, 80 cm. Gladius for training, 80 cm. 2
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Gladius for training, 79 cm.

Cold Steel
016330000
49.28 €
The Cold Steel Gladius sword is the perfect weapon for your training. With a length of 79 cm, this hard, rigid and resistant sword is made of polypropylene, which makes it the ideal companion for practicing your combat techniques. The Cold Steel brand is known for its excellent quality and this sword is no exception. Designed especially for training, it...
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Roman legionary Gladius sword

Battle Merchant
028850000
82.48 €
Discover the Roman Legionnaire Gladius Sword, an incredibly detailed replica of the famous sword used by the legendary Roman legionnaires in ancient times! This sword has a blade made of high-quality carbon steel, which gives it exceptional strength and durability. Its handle is made from animal bone, giving it an authentic look and a firm, comfortable...
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Wooden gladius for practices

Battle Merchant
007590000
25.48 €
Would you like to feel like a real Roman gladiator? With the Battle Merchant Wooden Practice Gladius, you can relive the epic battles of the bravest gladiator. This sword inspired by the famous Roman Gladius sword is perfect for training and practice, since it is made of strong and durable wood. The approximate length of this sword is 70 cm, which makes...
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Gladius Mainz Tiberius with scabbard

Battle Merchant
036620000
216.98 €
Do you want to feel like a real Roman warrior? Look no further, the Gladius Tiberio Sword with Mainz type scabbard is what you need. With a double-edged blade, this sword is made from EN45 carbon steel, making it the perfect weapon for close combat. The hilt and pommel are made of wood, providing a firm and comfortable grip. In addition, it includes a...
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Roman Gladius sword for stage combat

Wulflund
170910000
159.95 €
Roman Gladius sword ideal for recreationists or for stage combat. Made with 54SiCr6 carbon steel blade and blunt edges. Knob and handle in wood. WARNING .- The 2-year warranty covers the blade but excludes the wooden parts, as we cannot guarantee that no cracks will appear in the wood during combat. The original Celtic swords were not built to play the...
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Roman Gladius Sword

099140000
60.97 €
Roman Gladius sword with stainless steel blade 440. It is decorative. Sheath has a small chain to adjust the belt. The Gladius Sword of ancient Rome is white double-edged sword used by Roman legions.
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Julius Caesar Sword

Art Gladius
002920000
101.69 €
Discover the majesty of the Gladius Sword of Emperor Julius Caesar! This incredible piece, available with gold or bronze finishes, is the perfect complement for lovers of Roman history and culture. Manufactured by the renowned Toledo brand Art Gladius, this sword has a high-quality stainless steel blade, which guarantees its durability and resistance....
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gladiator sword

Art Gladius
002930000
137.10 €
Do you want to feel like a real Roman gladiator? Then you cannot miss the opportunity to purchase our Roman Gladiator Sword, available in two versions: with or without scabbard. Gladiators were the wrestlers in the public games of Ancient Rome, and now you can relive that heyday with this awesome item. Our sword is made with the best materials to...
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Roman sword in bronze

Marto
001010000
154.55 €
Discover the splendid bronze reproduction of the Roman Sword! This magnificent piece will transport you to ancient Rome and allow you to relive the greatness of Julius Caesar, the best Head of State in history. With this sword in your hands, you can feel like a true Roman leader. Its design and bronze finish give it an elegant and sophisticated look,...
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Sword of Julius Caesar, 1st century BC

Denix
006680000
111.47 €
Discover the Sword of Julius Caesar, an authentic jewel from Roman times that will transport you to the 1st century BC! Gaius Julius Caesar, recognized military and political leader of the late republican era, left an indelible legacy in history. Now, thanks to Denix, you can have in your hands a decorative replica of his sword, with an exceptional level...
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Functional gladius sword

Jiri Krondak
015790000
210.00 €
Do you want to experience the power and precision of an authentic Roman sword? Then you cannot miss the opportunity to acquire the functional gladius sword. This impressive combat artifact is made of CSN 14260 carbon steel (DIN 54 SiCr 6) with a hardness of 44-48 HRC, which guarantees its durability and resistance to any confrontation. The gladius sword...
111.15 €
Discover the authentic Gladiator Sword from Roman times, dating back to the 1st century AD. This sword, known as Gladius in the Roman world, is a faithful replica of the weapons used by the legions during Ancient Rome. Its design has been maintained throughout the centuries and has become a symbol of power and bravery. The Denix Gladiator Sword is a true...
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Roman Sword Gladius Mainz

Battle Merchant
033610000
147.23 €
The Mainz Type Gladius Roman Sword is the perfect weapon for those who want to relive the time of the brave Roman soldiers. This double-edged sword will transport you to the battles of the past, allowing you to emulate the great warriors who used it. One of the notable features of this sword is its EN45 carbon steel blade, which provides great resistance...
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Gladius Maintz Sword

Windlass Steel Crafts
096630000
143.55 € 165.00 €
Discover the Gladius Maintz model functional sword, an authentic jewel that will transport you to the time of the Roman Empire. With its blade made of high carbon steel, this sword is strong and durable, perfect for history buffs and discerning collectors. One of the most outstanding features of this Gladius Maintz model is its imitation ivory grip, which...
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Republican Roman Gladius with scabbard

Battle Merchant
036290000
143.98 €
Are you a fan of Roman history? Are you passionate about knowing and collecting objects that recall this ancient empire? Then you have to meet our Republican Roman Gladius with scabbard. A true decorative jewel that will transport you to the time of 300-100 BC This gladius presents a blade made of carbon steel, which guarantees its resistance and...
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Gladius Pompeii with scabbard

Battle Merchant
036370000
119.98 €
Do you want to add a touch of ancient history and elegance to your home? With the replica of the Roman Gladius Pompeii sword with scabbard, you will be able to do it in an exceptional way. This decorative sword features a carbon steel blade, wooden guard and pommel, giving it an authentic and sophisticated look. In addition, it includes a scabbard with...
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Gladius Pompeii with scabbard and belt

Battle Merchant
036400000
98.98 €
Are you passionate about Roman history? Would you like to have an authentic Roman sword in your collection? Then you cannot miss the opportunity to acquire the replica of the Gladius Pompeii sword with scabbard and belt. This decorative Roman sword is a faithful reproduction of the weapon used by Roman soldiers during the Ancient Roman period. Its blade...
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Gladius Romana Mainz

Battle Merchant
036450000
147.23 €
The Roman Gladius Mainz is an impressive replica of the sword used by the ancient Romans in the 1st century BC. This decorative sword is designed with a real steel blade, a wooden guard and pommel, and a bone hilt. Additionally, a wooden scabbard with metal finishes is included to complete its historical look. This sword has a blade width of 8 cm, which...
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Gladius Mainz Condor

Condor
037490000
254.99 €
The Gladius Mainz Condor sword is a stunning functional reproduction of ancient Roman swords. Manufactured by the renowned Condor brand, this piece has a 1075 carbon steel blade that gives it strength and durability, ideal for combat practice or collection. Faithfully designed to the swords used by the Roman legion, the Gladius Mainz Condor features a...
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Gladius Pompeii with scabbard

Battle Merchant
037680000
74.23 €
Are you looking for a sword that combines an imposing appearance with high quality and precision in its design? Then the Gladius Pompeii Sword with scabbard is the perfect option for you. This sword has a carbon steel blade, which gives it exceptional resistance and a precise cut. Its wooden guard, handle and pommel design not only adds a unique aesthetic...
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Wooden Gladius Sword

Windlass Steel Crafts
038690000
34.00 €
Discover the authentic wooden Gladius Sword for training, manufactured by Windlass Steelcrafts®, a brand recognized for its quality and precision in the creation of weapons. This wooden sword is a perfect replica of the "gladius" used by the Gladiators in ancient Rome. It not only serves as an effective training tool, but also commemorates the bravery and...
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Gladius Roman Officer with scabbard

Windlass Steel Crafts
095730000
195.00 €
The Roman Official Gladius with scabbard is the perfect weapon for lovers of Roman history and culture. Its blade, forged and tempered in high carbon steel, guarantees great resistance and durability. In addition, its hilt and pommel are decorated with brass finishes, giving it an elegant and authentic look. Without a doubt, this Gladius will become the...
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Pompeii gladius sword

Battle Merchant
087630000
111.98 €
The Roman sword Gladius models of Pompeii is an authentic work of art that will transport you to the glory days of the Roman Empire. This version, called Pompeii in honor of the 4 models found in the mythical Roman city, stands out for its exquisiteness and attention to detail. One of the most outstanding features of this sword is its blade forged by hand...
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Gladius Mainz Sword

Marto
100900000
154.55 €
Discover the majesty of the Gladius Mainz Sword! This replica of the Mainz type Roman sword will transport you to the time of the Roman Empire. Its stainless steel blade, with a deep engraving and aged silver finish, gives it an authentic and striking appearance. The Gladius Mainz Sword is part of the exclusive Collection ""Historical, Fantastic and...
Embark on an epic adventure in the Roman style with the imposing UNofficial Gladius Sword of Marcus Aquila Juliano! This sword, although unofficial, will transport you to the glory of the Roman campaigns. Hand forged and tempered from high carbon steel, its blade ensures exceptional strength and durability in every confrontation. Each piece of this sword...
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Handcrafted sword Gladius Pompeii

J.L.Rubio
107100000
136.03 €
Discover the handcrafted sword Gladius Pompeii! This sword, made entirely by hand, is a true gem for lovers of Roman history and culture. Its design is inspired by the best-known model of the gladius, the Pompeii, used by the legions of Ancient Rome. The Gladius Pompeii sword has a 4 mm thick stainless steel blade, which guarantees its resistance and...
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Gladius Pompeii ancient Roman army, 100 BC

Windlass Steel Crafts
112080000
127.50 €
Discover the Gladius Pompeii sword of the Roman army, an authentic historical jewel that will transport you to the face-to-face combat of ancient Rome. Manufactured by Windlass Steelcrafts®, this sword is an exact replica of the weapon used around 100 BC by the Roman army. The Gladius Pompeii sword stands out for its practical design and its high quality...
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Roman Legionary Sword S. I AD

Battle Merchant
113970000
127.98 €
Discover the magnificent Roman Legionary Sword from the 1st century AD, an authentic historical jewel that will transport you to the time of the legendary Roman legionnaires. This gladius sword embodies the strength and might of those warriors who conquered much of the known world. With a high carbon steel blade, this sword offers unmatched strength and...
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Roman Gladius Fulham S.I

Battle Merchant
113980000
98.98 €
Become a true Roman warrior with the Fulham model Roman Gladius sword. This historical sword is a faithful reproduction of the main weapon used by Roman legionnaires from the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD. The blade of this sword is made of high quality steel, specifically EN45 carbon steel, which guarantees its resistance and durability. Its...
119.98 €
Transport yourself to the 1st century BC with this impressive Roman Gladius Mainz Sword with scabbard. Inspired by the weapons used by Roman soldiers, this sword is a real gem for history buffs. Its blade, made of EN45 carbon steel, is designed to be durable and resistant, allowing you to wear this piece like a true centurion. The bone handle provides a...
111.98 €
Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Ancient Rome with the Gladius Pompeii Roman Sword with Scabbard. This spectacular piece, dating from the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD, captures the essence of the legendary sword used by the brave Roman gladiators in the great arenas of battle. This Roman sword is ideal for history buffs and...
119.98 €
Discover the majesty of the Roman Gladius Xanten sword with scabbard, a historical treasure dating back to the 3rd century AD This fantastic piece is not only a decorative object, but also has a blade made of EN45 carbon steel, which gives it durability and resistance. The hilt of the sword is made of bone, giving it an authentic and elegant look. In...
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Julius Caesar sword, 1st century BC

Medioevo
121230000
78.71 €
Discover the majesty of the Sword of Julius Caesar, straight from the Roman times of the 1st century BC! This sword, made of high quality steel, is an authentic historical jewel that will transport you to the times of the most emblematic military and political leader of the late Republican era. With a length of 80 cm, this sword is perfect for collectors...
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Machete style Gladius tactical Condor

Condor
138150000
233.99 €
The Condor Tactical Gladius Style Machete is a must-have tool for lovers of military history and Roman culture. Inspired by the iconic Gladius sword used by the Roman legions, this machete combines classic design with high-quality modern materials. With its 1075 carbon steel blade and Micarta handle, it offers durability and resistance in every blow....
78.71 €
Are you passionate about Roman history? Would you like to have in your hands an authentic piece from the time of Julius Caesar? Then this sword is perfect for you! We present to you the Sword of Julius Caesar with black scabbard, an exact replica of the sword used by this famous military and political leader in the 1st century BC. This sword is a true gem...
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Handmade Roman sword type Gladius, wooden handle

VB SwordShop
161750000
285.00 €
Do you want to feel like a real Roman gladiator? With our handmade Roman Gladius-type sword, with a wooden handle, you will be able to relive the epic combats of ancient Rome. This sword, made in Hungary by VB SwordShop, is a true gem for lovers of history and re-enactments. The blade of our Roman sword is forged and tempered in 51CrV4 steel, which...
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Roman Centurion Gladius Sword

Windlass Steel Crafts
095010000
187.50 €
Discover the authentic Roman Centurion Gladius Sword, a magnificent and functional replica of the ancient Roman sword used by the legendary Roman officers. This sword is handcrafted from a forged and tempered high carbon steel blade, giving it exceptional strength and durability. Each of the pieces of this sword have been carefully aged and finished by...
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Gladius Sword Skin

The Gladius has a simple but effective design, with some variations depending on the model and era. It is usually a sword with a straight blade, sharp on both sides and pointed. Its length is approximately half a meter, ideal for use with a shield (Scutum) in the other hand.

The pommel and guard are usually made of wood, while the handle can be made of various materials, such as animal bone, wood, steel or leather. The scabbard is covered in leather and often features metallic decorations or cingulum or shoulder attachment straps.

Types of Gladius Swords

There are several types of blades in the Gladius sword, among the best known are:

  • Gladius Hispaniensis (Hispánica): Used in the Roman Republican era, especially in Hispania, for its great edge and long point.
  • Gladius Mainz: Named after the German city Mainz, with a short and narrow blade in its central part, ideal for thrusts.
  • Gladius Pompeii (Pompeii): Named after its appearance in Pompeii, Italy, it was the most elaborate Gladius, with bronze parts and a short tip.
  • Gladius Fulham: Named after the English city Fulham, this variant is probably a mix of Mainz and Pompeii.

The Gladius, the Main Weapon of the Romans

The Gladius was the main weapon of the Roman army due to its lightness, ease of handling and ability to be used with one hand. It was instrumental in the "turtle" formation, where legionnaires took cover behind Scutum shields and could hit the enemy at close range without exposing themselves.

Although the Roman army used other weapons, such as the pilum (a long spear) and the pugio (a defensive dagger), these were considered secondary compared to the Gladius.

Gladius Sword Training

Gladiator academies and schools trained soldiers and gladiators with wooden Gladius swords. This allowed for safe training, without the risk of serious cuts, since the blades were harmless. Furthermore, the weight of these wooden swords resembled that of real Gladiuses.

The training included attack and defense techniques, with the thrust being the preferred blow, as it left the opponent with no possibility of response. However, the cuts were also effective, although they exposed the warrior to a counterattack from the enemy.

The Gladius Sword: Glory of the Roman Empire

The Gladius is one of the most important historical swords of all time. Its versatility and effectiveness led the Roman Empire to glory in numerous battles. Its legacy endures as a symbol of the bravery and skill of the Roman legionaries, who relied on this iconic weapon to forge their empire.

Curious Questions about the Gladius Sword

1. Why is it called "Gladius"?
The sword takes its name from the Latin word "Gladius", which means "sword".

2. What was the typical length of a Gladius?
Typically, the Gladius had a length of about half a meter.

3. What was the preferred shot in training with Gladius?
The preferred blow was the thrust, which allowed the opponent to be incapacitated without leaving a chance for a response.

4. What was the period of primary use of the Gladius?
The Gladius was used from the 3rd century BC to the 2nd century AD

5. What other names does the Gladius Pompeii receive?
The Gladius Pompeii is also known as the "Gladius Mainz" or the "Gladius Fulham", depending on the opinions of historians.

6. What was the function of the pugio compared to the Gladius?
The pugio was a defensive dagger used as a secondary weapon in contrast to the Gladius, which was the main weapon of the legionnaires.

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