ROMAN SWORD (Brass tone) 708310 by CHINA
The authentically designed hilt offers a simulated wood finish cast metal handle with antique brass ring spacers for secure grip. The cast metal guard and pommel are highly detailed with a beautiful antique satin brass finish. Gold tone insignias are inlayed on front and back of guard; one side depicting Rome's foundation myth of a she-wolf nursing the twin brothers Romulus and Remus, and the opposite side displays Rome's Imperial Eagle. Laser etched design highlights the 22" mirror polished unsharpened stainless steel blade. Beautiful embossed Roman Battle Scenes decorate a matching scabbard. Includes wooden tabletop display stand. Designed for decorative use this sword offers striking historical detail and appeal. Ideal for theatrical use or for display in home or office.
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• Overall Length: 30"
• Blade Length: 22"
• Handle Length: 8"
• Blade Edge: unsharpened
• Blade Material: 440S Polished Stainless
• Blade Width at Guard: 2 1/8"
• Hilt: Sim Wood w/ sim brass fittings
• Scabbard: sim Wood w/ brass fittings
• Sword Weight: 2 lb 5.2 oz
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
THE ROMAN GLADIUS
A fully-equipped Roman soldier would have been armed with, several javelins (pila), a sword (gladius), a shield (scutum), a dagger (pugio) and perhaps a number of darts (plumbatae). Conventionally, the javelins would be thrown before engaging the enemy, at which point the gladius would be drawn. The soldier generally led with his shield and thrust with his sword. Despite the gladius being designed for thrusting at the enemy from behind the protection of the shield, all types of gladius appear to have been suitable for slashing and chopping motions. Though the primary infantry attack was thrusting at stomach height, they were trained to take any advantage, such as slashing at kneecaps beneath the shield wall.