Roman Spatha - Windlass


The spatha was a type of straight and long sword, measuring between 0.5 and 1 m (19.7 and 39.4 in), with a handle length of between 18 and 20 cm (7.1 and 7.9 in), in use in the territory of the Roman Empire during the 1st to 6th centuries AD. Later swords, from the 7th to 10th centuries, like the Viking swords, are recognizable derivatives and sometimes subsumed under the term spatha.

This longer version of the gladius comes equipped with a wooden sheath lined with leather and a hand forged carbon steel blade. The damn thing is like a gladius longsword.

This is the Windlass range of display and living history swords. Imported from Spain, these swords are blunt but they have fine edges and would also do nicely for test-cutting. Windlass Steelcraft take pride in their levels research and design and supply high quality replicas of historical and fictional weaponry around the world.

Approximate specifications are as follows: 

Overall length: 97cm
Grip Length. 11cm
Blade length: 76cm
Blade Width. (Widest). 5cm
Weight: 1.1 kg
Blade Material: Carbon Steel
Edge: Blunt

Due to the nature of the steel, it is not moisture resistant. Please oil regularly to keep in top condition. 


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