The Mainz Gladius or Sword of Tiberius is a famous ancient Roman sword and sheath that was found in the Rhine near Mainz in Germany. The type of gladius was first introduced to the Romans in 20 BC. The original prestigious weapon found was likely to have been commissioned by a senior officer in the Roman army to celebrate a victory in the lengthy and bloody military campaigns in Germany.
Our Roman Mainz Gladius features a turned wood pommel and bone grip. The straight blade is hand forged from steel and is housed in a wooden scabbard with red leather covering and decorated brass fittings. This sword is not designed or recommended for contact reenactment, but is favoured by living history enthusiasts.
Approximate specifications are as follows:
Overall Length: 72cm
Blade Length: 54cm
Blade Width: 6.5cm
Blade Thickness: 0.5cm
Material: EN45 High Carbon Steel
Scabbard: Wood, leather, brass
With these being high carbon steel, please keep dry and regularly oil to keep in great condition.