The way of doing the Roman army was direct and pragmatic and that is why they chose the gladius as their main sword since it was from the beginning practical, efficient, lethal and excellent in any combat situation; both cut and stock.
At the end of the 1st century AD a new model of gladius the Pompeii type was introduced. This one had a straight blade and a shorter tip the size ranged from 420mm to 500mm with a width between 42 - 45mm.It was much more balanced than the Mainz type and was suitable for causing cutting and lunging wounds. models had a bone or wooden handle protected by a wooden guard and were counterbalanced by a wooden knob.
Blade: 1095 carbon steel
Blade length: 50.5cm
Total length: 69cm
Handle length: total 18.5cm - space for the hand 8.5cm
Blade width: 5.2cm
Blade thickness: 4mm
Balance: advanced, at 10.5cm. from the guard
Weight with sheath: 1084g
Sheath: wood, leather and bronze
|Country of production||India|
|Materials and Finishes||7,5|