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Gladius - Maintz Pattern

ID#: 500360

Price: $215.00 

Gladius - Maintz Pattern

Gladius - Maintz PatternGladius - Maintz Pattern
  • Unsharpened - Price: $215.00 
  • Sharpened - Price: $233.00 
  • Unsharpened w/ Initials - Price: $220.00 
  • Sharpened w/ Initials - Price: $238.00 
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    The Roman army’s approach to warfare was direct and pragmatic. It chose the gladius as its principal sidearm because it was practical and efficient and excelled in any close combat situation. The early gladius (our version is the Maintz pattern) was wasp waisted with a long point that combined cutting power and stabbing ability in one handy weapon. This is the sword that conquered most of the known world. Made of high carbon steel by Windlass Steelcrafts. Originals were excavated from the ruins of Pompeii. You can see examples in H. Russell Robinson’s book What The Soldiers Wore On Hadrian’s Wall'. This gladius in the maintz pattern has a faux ivory grip with ornate brass applique on the scabbard. It can be sharpened for additional fee. 
    • Overall: 28"
    • Blade: 19-1⁄2" long, 2-1⁄4" wide
    • Wt: 2 lbs/6 oz
    Can be personalized with 3 initials (select left)

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    Customer Reviews

    6 Customer Review(s)
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    The sword itself is beautiful and perfectly weighted. The only problem is the handle. The "faux ivory grip" looks like plastic piping from someone's bathroom. I would have returned it for the simpler model (without the "faux ivory") but since I had it sharpened that was not an option.
    Reviewed by kevin  b
    1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
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    All in all, this is a beautiful piece that is solid and well-crafted. But I have given it only three stars due to a glaring tragic flaw: the faux ivory grip is terrible! Very tacky (like cheap plastic) that destroys the beauty of an otherwise satisfactory sword. Furthermore, I'm concerned that over time it will become brittle and crack (in mid-swing?), given the blade's own hefty weight. Indeed, I would return it in favor of the Pompeii, which has a solid wood grip, but I ordered it sharpened so that's that, apparently. Disappointing.
    Reviewed by Mike  T
    6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
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    Beautiful piece of craftsmanship. I am a scholar and teacher of Roman history and I use it in lectures as an audio visual aid and my students are constantly impressed with it. A real piece of history!
    Reviewed by Matthew  R
    12/25/2012 12:00:00 AM
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    I love, love this sword. I have wanted a sword from Museum Replicas ever since I was a kid so this fulfills a childhood dream. The craftsmanship is excellent, the sword itself is beautiful and it exudes a sense of deadliness that is hard to describe. Five stars.
    Reviewed by David  B
    5/19/2010 12:00:00 AM
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    Magnificent sword! Very well-made, outstanding steel quality. Windlass' costumer support is also flawless. I would like to extend specially high regards to Mr. Praadep, who was very kind and supportive.
    Reviewed by Pedro  M
    1/12/2010 12:00:00 AM
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