The sword that conquered most of the known world. The simple but brutally effective Roman gladius was the primary weapon of the Roman soldier. This version is based on historic examples excavated from the ruins of Pompeii and dates to about 100 AD. The Roman Pompeii Gladius features an unsharpened, functional, high carbon steel blade and turned handle of ash and maple wood. Includes a matching wood scabbard with leather covering and brass accents.