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Roman Swords and Greek Swords

Roman Swords and Greek Swords

Whether you're standing shoulder to shoulder on the beaches of Troy or facing down a Thracian gladiator in Rome, these are the swords you would have used.
SBA-GLADIUS-VESPARUM

Roman Gladius Vesparum: Wasp-waisted Roman Gladius

$89

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SBA-GLADIUS-VESPARUM

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SBA-GLADIUSLEGIONNAIRE

The Legionnaire: Rugged, Crowned Roman Gladius with Leather Grip

$77

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SBA-GLADIUSLEGIONNAIRE

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SBA-GLADIUSPRAETORIAN

Roman Gladius: Praetorian Guard

$88

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SBA-GLADIUSPRAETORIAN

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SBA-GREEKSWORD

Spartan-Style Greek Sword with Leather Belt and Scabbard

$105

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SBA-GREEKSWORD

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SBA-PHALANX-BLADE

Ancient Greek Hoplite's Phalanx Blade

$68

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SBA-PHALANX-BLADE

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SBA-ROMANGLADIUSIII

Roman Gladius Type III with Double Loop Scabbard

$80

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SBA-ROMANGLADIUSIII

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SBBR-PERSIANWARSWD

Alexander the Great Persian War Sword

$170

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SBBR-PERSIANWARSWD

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SBC-CAESARSWORD

Imperator - Richly Detailed, Decorative Gladius of Julius Caesar

$199

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SBC-CAESARSWORD

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SBC-GLADIUSMAINTZRED

Decorative Mainz Gladius, Red

$123

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SBC-GLADIUSMAINTZRED

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SBCM-MAXIMUS

Gladius of the Roman General Maximus from Gladiator

$85

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SBDK-ROMANSWORD

Roman Gladius with Contoured Blade and Brass Pommel

$135

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SBDK-ROMANSWORD

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SBMU-LRP-COHORTGLADIUS

Foam LARP Cohort Gladius

$67

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SBMU-LRP-COHORTGLADIUS

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SBC-GLADIUSDECIMUS

Tenth Legion Roman Tribune Gladius
With Decorative Sheath

$132

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SBC-GLADIUSDECIMUS

Out of Stock

SBMU-LRP-DARKAVENGER

Foam / Latex One-Handed Longsword

$78

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SBMU-LRP-DARKAVENGER

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Strongblade Lore
(A Bit of History According to Strongblade)

The Roman Gladius has a long and prosperous history. Originally a Spanish weapon, the Romans saw the effectiveness of the sword and quickly adopted it for their own troops.

The gladius was used primarily for stabbing, so it features a fearsome v-shaped tip, great for slipping through the spaces in ribs, or through the cartilage itself if aim was bad or mood particularly grim. The versatile sword could also be used to slash; both edges were sharpened and deadly. The weapon was ideal for the Romans, who used it in formation, with all soldiers drawing their swords from their right side with their right hand (this bit of conformity kept legionnaires from accidentally dissecting their immediate neighbors). The small swords were the perfect complement to the huge scutum shields (easy killer, I said Scutum) that the soldiers used in their formations, giving the troops speed and the ability to withdraw the weapon quickly and defend themselves solely with the shield.

Gladiators naturally adopted a (shorter) version of the gladius as one of their primary weapons and, in a burst of wild creativity, were named after their swords. Want some more nutsy creativity? Well, then consider this: Gladius in Latin means .... sword. Are we getting too abstract for you?

The Pompeii Gladius was one of the latest versions of the sword. One similar to this one was found in the ruins of the once mighty Roman colony. You'll recall that Pompeii had some volcano problems in 79 B.C. and ended up bundled nicely in the ancient version of packing peanuts. Bad for them, good for archeologists.

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