Our "Praetorian" is named in honor of the Praetorian guard that was
created in 27 BC by the Roman Emperor Augustus. It is a Mainz style
Roman Gladius sword. This type first appeared shortly after Mainz was
founded as the Roman permanent camp of Moguntiacum in 13 BC by the Roman
general Drusus. The swords made at Mainz were generally sold to the
people of the lands to the north of Mainz. They are characterized by a
slight waist running the length of the blade and a long point. The
Praetorian features a sharp, hand hammer forged 19 and 3/4 inch leaf
shape blade. The handle is alternating brass and macassar ebony
hardwood. (Scabbard Included)
Blade Length: 19.75"
Handle Length: 4.00"
Handle Material: Macassar
Ebony & Brass
Cross Guard: 3.50"
Hand hammer forged carbon steel
Weight: 2 lbs. 10 oz.