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Gladius - Maintz Pattern

#500360
$215.00

This gladius in the maintz pattern has a faux ivory grip with ornate brass applique on the scabbard. Overall 28 inches.
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Overview


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. 

Can be personalized with 3 initials.


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Specifications


Products specifications
Overall Length 28"
Blade Length 19-1/2"
Blade Width 2-1/4"
Blade Thickness 3/16"
weight 1lb/11oz
Grip Length 3-5/8"
Material 1065 High Carbon Steel
Edge Unsharpened
Sharpening Available
Engraving Available

Reviews


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.
From: kevin, 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.
From: Mike, 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!
From: Matthew, 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.
Five stars.
From: David, 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.

From: Pedro, 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
From: Jeffrey, November 19, 2008

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Products specifications
Overall Length 28"
Blade Length 19-1/2"
Blade Width 2-1/4"
Blade Thickness 3/16"
weight 1lb/11oz
Grip Length 3-5/8"
Material 1065 High Carbon Steel
Edge Unsharpened
Sharpening Available
Engraving Available
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