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Deepeeka Mainz Gladius

Availability: In stock

$265.00

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Sword manufacture probably began early in the history of the Roman stronghold of castrum Moguntiacum. Swords made at Mainz were sold extensively to the north. They are characterized by a slight waist running the length of the blade and a long point.

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The Roman stronghold of castrum Moguntiacum, the precursor to Mainz, was founded by the Roman general Drusus perhaps as early as 13 BC. Although the city is situated opposite the mouth of the Main river, the name of Mainz is not from Main. Main is from Latin Menus, the name the Romans used for the river. Linguistic analysis of the many forms of the name "Mainz" have taken on, make it clear that it is a simplification of Moguntiacum.

Moguntiacum was an important military town throughout Roman times, probably due to its strategic position at the confluence of the Main and the Rhine. Sword manufacture probably began early in the history of the stronghold. Swords made at Mainz were sold extensively to the north. They are characterized by a slight waist running the length of the blade and a long point.

Having sought the guidance of highly respected armourers, re-enactors and historians from around the world, Deepeeka's range of Greek and Roman arms and armour is recognised as being amongst the most authentic of all economical manufacturers. Dan Petersen (author of "The Roman Legions Recreated in Color Photographs" and founder of the re-enactment group Legio XIV Germinia Martia Victrix) has been particularly influential in the development of the Roman range.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Overall Length 737mm 29"
Blade Length 527mm 20 3/4"
Handle Length 114mm 4 1/2"
Weight 0.9 Kg 2 lbs
Point of Balance 89mm 3 1/2"
Width at Guard 76mm 3"
Width at Tip
Thickness at Guard 5mm 3/16"
Thickness at Tip
Blade Steel 5160
Specifications will vary slightly from piece to piece.