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The gladius was the sword that helped to transform a struggling city-state into one of the greatest empires the western world has ever seen. To give credit where credit is due, Rome’s military success was really a product of training and discipline but this incredibly effective weapon surely helped! We carry the two major and most distinctive designs, each named for the city near which the first example was excavated; the Mainz and the Pompeii.
We generally stock four or five of each pattern and all within a group are identical except for the Black and White Pompeii swords. Swords in this group are all slightly different in coloration of the hilt. Please note that we do not stock scabbards for the Mainz pattern Gladii but baldrics and frogs are still available.
* Scabbards with associated frog and/or baldric are $2.50 when available. Simple frogs always supplied free of charge.