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  Roman Era Swords

The Roman sword is one of the most recognized swords across the world and of any culture. More commonly known as the gladius, this sword was used between the 4th century BC and the 3rd century AD. The Romans required great swords since they were extremely skilled and disciplined. The Romans helped make this one of the most deadly swords in Roman history.

The most commonly known figures of the Roman Empire were the gladiators. Gladiators were volunteers, prisoners, or slaves who fought for public entertainment. The people who volunteers did so for publicity. For the slaves and prisoners, enough victories could bring the warrior his freedom. These events had evolved over the years from small private events to hugs events in arenas. These gladiators trained for many long hard hours and fought specific battles. Each type of battle was distinguished by the weapon and armor to be used in that battle. Normally the gladiators fought one on one battle that ended one of three ways, either a surrender, injury, or death.

Some of the gladiators used a famous sword known as the gladius short sword. Gladius is a Latin word that means “sword”. The gladius was a well-balanced sword that was best used for thrusting but was also good at slashing attacks. The gladius was also used by foot soldiers in ancient roman times.

Another sword used in the Roman era was the Roman Spatha sword. The Spatha was a little longer than the gladius and was primarily used by the cavalry. This weapon would later be adopted by barbarian tribes and evolved into the early medieval swords.

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Divine Roman Empire Historical Short Sword
Regular: $79.99
Your Price: $39.99
Extremely well detailed design that gives insight into the history of ancient Rome.
Crusader Knights Honor Cross Sword
Regular: $149.99
Your Price: $39.99
This Crusader Sword features a solid stainless steel blade with dull edges, a brass pommel and guard, rosewood handle inlay and a black leather sheath with belt loop. Overall length 40 inch
Medieval Wooden Roman Gladius Practice Waster Sword
Regular: $42.99
Your Price: $11.99
This Medieval Roman Gladius Wooden sword is the perfect weapon for sparring and reenacting, even edge-to-edge. Its built to last and can take hard core beating. Its made with pine wood and excellent for beginners in sword fighting. Overall 32 Inches
Knights Templar Soldiers of Christ Medieval Golden Sword
Regular: $177.99
Your Price: $49.99
This highly detailed sword has a lot to offer. A stainless steel blade and cast guard guard and hilt give it authentic appearance. Comes with Wooden Plaque. It is 41.75 inches.
Knights Templar Medieval Sword
Regular: $159.99
Your Price: $49.99
This 47 inch sword offers a beautiful finish 440 stainless steel blade with intricate details on the glade and the handle. Accented with gold tone artworks, this sword comes equipped with a leather sheath with shoulder strap.
Kingdom of Heaven Sword of Ibelin Short Sword Dagger
Regular: $71.99
Your Price: $21.99
Straight out of The Kingdom of Heaven, this short sword dagger features a 440 stainless steel blade with cast metal guard and pommel and it comes with a black semi-gloss scabbard with metal fittings and shoulder strap.
Knights Templar Long Sword Carbon Steel
Regular: $212.99
Your Price: $59.99
Brave Heart William Wallace Two-Handed Sword
Regular: $119.99
Your Price: $69.99
Roman Gladius Legion Gladiator Historic Sword
Regular: $199.99
Your Price: $59.99
Knights of St. John Masons Sword Silver
Regular: $124.99
Your Price: $39.99
Authentic Battle Ready Viking Long sword
Regular: $212.99
Your Price: $59.99
Round Pommel Gladius Roman Gladiator Training Sword
Regular: $56.79
Your Price: $15.99
Ancient Roman Foot Solider Gladius Sword
Regular: $178.99
Your Price: $69.99
The Ancient Roman Foot Solider Gladius Sword is constructed of carbon steel and the handle is full hardwood with brass accents. Included is a wooden scabbard that is wrapped in black leather and hand-sewn. Overall length is 32 inches.
Renaissance Rapier Swept Hilt Sword - Square Guard
Regular: $151.99
Your Price: $75.99
This rapier is an authentic replica rapier perfect for collectors, enthusiasts and stage use. Actually, just hang it on the wall since the blade is so weak it bends in the wind. Overall 43 inches long. © Copyright since 2005
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