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Gladius, Impact Grade Hickory Gladius, Impact Grade Hickory

Finally, our wooden Gladius is back! This is the strong Hickory sparring version, not to be confused with the beautiful Awards Rudis.

There is ample evidence throughout history of fighers using a wooden sword for training. This prevented damage to more expensive steel or bronze swords. In Roman times there are descriptions of the soldiers training against each other or against pells.

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Price: $55.00

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Rudis Rudis *

Rudis - Engrave with your own text and images!
100% Made in the USA

Price: $54.99

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Falcata Synthetic Trainer V2 Falcata Synthetic Trainer V2


Price: $34.95
Deal of the Day Price: $24.95

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Sica Synthetic Trainer Sica Synthetic Trainer

Sica Synthetic Trainer

Through research we have evaluated that this weapon can be used with the point forward or back.

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Price: $32.95

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Epsilon Axe Synthetic Trainer Epsilon Axe Synthetic Trainer

Epsilon Axe Synthetic Trainer

This is a singled handed version designed from some research on the Egyptian period.

A short chopping sword that was likely not used much for blade on blade contact, but was devastating against flesh and unarmored heads.

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Price: $28.95

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New Kingdom Axe Synthetic Trainer New Kingdom Axe Synthetic Trainer

New Kingdom Axe Synthetic Trainer

This is a singled handed version designed from some research on the Egyptian period of a short chopping bronze axe.

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Price: $27.95
Khopesh Synthetic Trainer Khopesh Synthetic Trainer

Khopesh Synthetic Trainer

This design came from a weapon out of King Tuts tomb originally out of brass. It was a short chopping sword, likely not used much for blade on blade contact, but only against flesh. The short length makes up for the forward balance so it can be used similar to that of a long dagger.

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Price: $26.95

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Sickle Sword or Sappara Synthetic Trainer Sickle Sword or Sappara Synthetic Trainer

Sickle Sword or Sappara Synthetic Trainer

The design is based on a weapon in the Met Museum. It was a short chopping sword, likely not used much for blade-on-blade contact, but instead mostly against flesh. The short length makes up for the forward balance, so it can be used similarly to that of a long dagger.

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Price: $26.95
Sale Price: $24.99

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Spatha Synthetic Trainer 35.5" Spatha Synthetic Trainer 35.5"

Designed to be an inexpensive trainer with incredible strength.

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Price: $24.95

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Gladius Synthetic Trainer 30" Gladius Synthetic Trainer 30"

Designed to be an inexpensive trainer with incredible strength.

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Price: $22.95

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Xiphos Hoplite Tactical Trainer Xiphos Hoplite Tactical Trainer

Xiphos Hoplite Tactical Trainer

Its short length can be used similar to that of a long dagger.

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Price: $24.99
Sale Price: $19.99
The Gladius: The Roman Short Sword The Gladius: The Roman Short Sword

The Gladius: The Roman Short Sword
by M.C. Bishop
Paperback


This book even contains pictures of our own Rudis!

One of the most feared weapons in the ancient world, the gladius was lethal both on the battlefield and in the arena. Literary sources tell of the terror it inspired, while archaeological evidence of wounds inflicted is testament to its deadly effect. By pulling together strands of literary, sculptural, and archaeological evidence, renowned expert M.C. Bishop creates a narrative of the gladius' development, exploring the way in which the shape of the short sword changed as soldiers and gladiators evolved their fighting style.

Drawing together historical accounts, excavated artifacts, and the results of the latest scientific analyses of the blades, this volume reveals the development, technology, training and use of the gladius hispaniensis: the sword that conquered the Mediterranean.

Price: $19.99
Deal of the Day Price: $11.99

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Mycenaean Greek Dagger Trainer Mycenaean Greek Dagger Trainer

Mycenaean Greek Dagger Trainer

The blade does not flex on thrusting, but provides good simulation for moderate level training.

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Price: $16.00
Sale Price: $14.50

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