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Roman Gladius: Praetorian Guard

  • CUSTOM ENGRAVING AVAILABLE - See Below
  • Impressive Carved Bone Grip
  • Beautiful Sheath Designs in Brass, with Double Loops
  • Elaborate Pompeii Style Hilt
  • Hand-Forged High-Carbon Blade with Signature V-tip
  • Now Available in Standard and Fully Tempered
  • Full Tang
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SBA-GLADIUSPRAETORIAN
Sale
$119
$88
20 In Stock
Praetorian Gladius
Engrave this item for $15.  Engrave
SBA-GLADIUSPRAETORIAN-T
Sale
$149
$125
20+ In Stock
Tempered Praetorian Gladius What's this?
Engrave this item for $15.  Engrave
SBA-GLADIUSPRAETORIAN-T-S
$141
20+ In Stock
Sharpened Tempered Praetorian Gladius
Engrave this item for $15.  Engrave
Accessories
SBA-CAREANDCLEANINGKIT
$4
20+ In Stock
Additional Care and Cleaning Kit (All SBA swords come with one standard)

* Stock items ship from Strongblade in 1-3 days. Please allow an additonal day for engraving or sharpening.
This sword is now available Standard or Fully Tempered!

The Praetorian is our highest end Roman Gladius. With a beautiful high-carbon steel blade, signature V-tip design, stunning polished-hardwood hilt and a blow-your-socks-off gilded sheath, it doesn't get much better. The sword is very similar to our Type III Gladius, but with a killer, praetorian style sheath.

The round Pompeii-style pommel and guard on this sword surround a stylish and comfortable ridged grip made of bone. The blade has a rhomboid cross-section, giving it additional strength, and ends with a sharp-angled "V" perfect for thrusting as the Romans tended to do.

The sheath on this sword merits a bit of discussion. An ornate, intricate web of brass spreads across the sheath. These designs make this sword equally as attractive sheathed or drawn.

If you like our Type III gladius and want better materials and a gorgeous sheath, then the Titus III is your sword.



Overall Length: 28 inches
Blade Length:21 inches
Width: 3.5 inches
Depth:1.5 inches
Weight:2.4 lbs.
Material of
Construction:

The sword is shipped with an unsharpened blade, but the blade may be sharpened.

Includes ornate leather-wrapped wood scabbard with intricate designs in brass.

Dragon Gladius

Visit our Engraving Gallery to see more examples of our custom engravings.

Care and Cleaning Kit for Swords, Dagger, Helmets and more
Care and Cleaning Kit for Swords, Dagger, Helmets and more
Roman Gladius  Type III with Double Loop Scabbard
Roman Gladius Type III with Double Loop Scabbard
Tenth Legion Roman Tribune Gladius <BR>With Decorative Sheath
Tenth Legion Roman Tribune Gladius
With Decorative Sheath

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Gladius Praetorian Sword
product rating
4.75
out of
5
(8
Customer Reviews)

Overall
product rating
4.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Idaho
Written on:
October 03, 2018
Beautiful sword
Great solid looking sword. The engraving work was done perfectly and done exactly how I envisioned it. I will definitely be spending more money here. My only issue is the edges arntar very sharp. Other than that. Great work guys. I have recommended my brother to buy a sword from here and he should be making purchase soon
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
St Stephen MN
Written on:
May 14, 2018
Excellent Work
The sword is fantastic and the service was impeccable! I had some special engraving done that didn't quite fit the way the I was hoping on the software and strongblade was very quick to respond and was able to adjust the engraving "exactly" the way I wanted and it looks fantastic... would definitely recommend to purchase here. Shipping and packing was fast done very professionally!
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Huffman TX
Written on:
May 11, 2018
Good quality
The Sword is well made and you can tell it is. Would highly recommend looks great.
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Ontario, Canada
Written on:
August 28, 2017
Great Looking Sword
We bought this as a gift for our son. He loves the sword and it looks really nice. The engraving was exactly as I requested via the custom tool. The order process was easy and simple with no issues. I would recommend this sword.
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Overall
product rating
4.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Written on:
February 02, 2017
Groomsman gifts
I got these in October of 2916 for my groomsmen. Very cool gifts. I would say that sheath appears to be rather cheap compared to the sword. The blades rust quite rapidly as well, even if they rarely leave the sheath. Other than that the engravings were perfect and it was almost exactly what I had expected.
Hi Atlas. We're thrilled that you were happy with the Gladius Praetorian. It's one of our most popular swords, and we're very proud of it. I'm very sorry that you weren't happy with the sheath. The entire sheath is custom made specifically for your particular gladius. The sheath and the decorative brass on the sheath are hand made, not machined. This is more authentic to how they would have been made, historically. Sorry about the rust. Sadly, high-carbon steel blades are prone to rust. It's a problem that has spanned the ages. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to minimize this. Have a look at the card in the Care and Cleaning kit that came with your sword. If you'd like us to take off the rust for you, we're happy to do it free of charge, if you pick up the shipping costs. You can email us at service@strongblade.com. Wood and leather scabbards are organic, and that tends to speed up the oxidation process when they are in contact with the steel. Also, keeping the blade trapped in the sheath will lock some of the humidity in, speeding up the rusting process even more. Keep the sword out of the sheath whenever you can, and, if you're feeling crazy, hit the blade with a light coat of mineral oil or a metal-protection wax periodically. The Flitz polish packets we sent you are a great way to protect the steel. Flitz not only polishes, but it protects against rust as well. And, if you're desperate, a thin coat of WD-40 does the trick as well. Thanks again for your feedback and your order!
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
New Jersey
Written on:
January 26, 2017
The great Roman sword
Nice fit and finish I have the sharpened and tempered one Took it to the backyard cut a few things of trees stuck the point in a big chunk of lumber and it hung together well just had to tighten the nut on the handle because it loosened The sheath is also pretty good looking Protected it by using my gun cleaner and preserving soulation Love it Would recommend this to anyone
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Arizona
Written on:
January 28, 2016
Great!
I was very surprised by the professional appearance and make of the product. I am extremely happy with my purchase and will be shopping on this website again!
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
MO
Verified
Written on:
June 08, 2015
Great Engraving
The rehearsal dinner was last night and the blades were a SMASH!! They were absolutely fantastic and I just wanted to let you know how appreciative I was and wanted to say Thanks Again for the great customer service. You can rest assured if someone asks where they can get blades engraved I will absolutely send them your way. Hope all is well and also to do business with you again in the future.
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