27" Wooden Roman Centurion Gladiator Sword Gladius Blade gifts for him war collectibles reenactment sword fight
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION\n27" Full Sized Roman Sword\n20.5" Blade Length\n5.5" Handle Length\nTrue Grip Design Resembles Real Sword\nIdeal For Practice Or Costumes\nNatural Hardwood Construction\nItem is Brand New and Factory Sealed\n30 Day Money Back Guarantee\n\nGladius (/ˈɡleɪdiəs/; Classical Latin: [ˈɡladiʊs]) was one Latin word for sword, and is used to represent the primary sword of Ancient Roman foot soldiers. Early ancient Roman swords were similar to those of the Greeks. From the 3rd century BC, the Romans adopted swords similar to those used by the Celtiberians and others during the early part of the conquest of Hispania. This sword was known as the gladius hispaniensis, or "Hispanic sword".\n\nA fully equipped Roman legionary after the reforms of Gaius Marius was armed with a shield (scutum), one or two javelins (pila), a sword (gladius), often a dagger (pugio), and, perhaps in the later empire period, darts (plumbatae). Conventionally, soldiers threw pila to disable the enemy's shields and disrupt enemy formations before engaging in close combat, for which they drew the gladius. A soldier generally led with the shield and thrust with the sword. All gladius types appear to have been suitable for cutting and chopping as well as thrusting.