I bought the Maximus sword, but I wanted this one. Finally got it, but compared to the other swords by MR (Conan Atlantean and Father) this sword isn't as good as the picture. The detail is lacking, asymmetry in the handle, and the blade gives nearly 1.5 in in the sheath. I'd go with the Maximus sword hands down if you want an exceptional gladius.
This sword is hands down the most beautiful sword I have ever seen. Very authentic NO PLASTIC!!! It has a great feel and pretty light weight. They did a great job sharpening it, and it is SHARP. For what you get, I think it is actually under priced. What a great find!