Roman Gladiator Gladius Sword Gold Replica
Julius Caesar (100BC - 44BC) is considered by many as one of the most powerful and brilliant military and political leaders in history, extending the Roman Empire all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. He was assassinated on March 15, 44BC (the Ides of March) by a small group of conspiring Senators fearful of his rising power and potential autocracy. This is a Deluxe Replica of Julius Caesar's sword. The handle and scabbard are engraved and embossed in simulated gold finish with classic Roman designs. The 20" cast metal blade of this replica sword is 2.5" wide with a distinctive blood groove.The Roman Sword, or Gladius, evolved from weapons captured during the Romans campaign in the Iberian peninsula. By the first century A.D., it had been refined to the form shown in this replica by Denix. The short stabbing blade, slightly waisted and abruptly pointed had shown its worth in many campaigns, and officers models were showing surprising levels of artistry in their decoration. The blades of Denix daggers and swords are cast from a metal alloy and cannot be sharpened.