It looks great with my Roman outfit.
The Gladius - Maintz Pattern sword looks amazing. I had them sharpen it for me. It is razor sharp now. The only thing about it I'm 100% happy with is the handle. It is a bit thin. But other than that, the sword it wonderful.
August 19, 2018
This is one of my favorite short swords! From the camel bone grip, to the light and elegant blade!
Checkout my video of it.
April 28, 2018
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.
January 30, 2014
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.
June 20, 2013
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!
December 25, 2012
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.
May 19, 2010
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.
January 12, 2010
The faux ivory hilt is very beautiful to look at. The numerous ridges on the hilt make for a very tight and secure hold. Well-balanced and nice sword
November 19, 2008