Roman Gladiator sword
The Roman Gladiator Sword is crafted in the world famous Art Gladius factory in Toledo, Spain. The gilded hilt is heavily adorned with Roman style reliefs and features the letters SPQR (Senātus Populus que Rōmānus) on the guard. The large pommel is topped with an Imperial Eagle (Aquila). The Pompeii style stainless steel blade is richly adorned with engravings. This sword is designed for display only.
Gladiators (Latin for Swordsman) were armed combatants from the Roman Empire who entertained audiences in the amphitheatre, the most famous of which was the Colosseum in Rome. Some gladiators were Roman citizens who desired fame and glory but most were slaves or criminals. Gladiators symbolised Rome’s martial ethics in fighting and dying well and they were celebrated in both high and low art. There are 19 amphitheatres in Britain, some of the most famous and best preserved are at Chester, Caerleon and St. Albans.
Total length: 78.5 cm
Blade length: 59.5 cm
Grip length: 9 cm
Weight: 1516 g
Blade thickness (base): 0.5 cm
Blade width (base): 5.4 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 12 cm
Blade: Stainless Steel
Scabbard: Not Included
All dimensions are approximate.
- Please note that these weapons have a blunted edge and are designed for display purposes only.
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