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Factory Blemished - 3rd Century Roman Spatha - AH4221-BLM
3rd Century Roman Spatha
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This is a factory blemished model it will have small cosmetic defects but no issues that will effect it's function. Examples include, small surface scratches, scabbard dents or cracks, minor blade pitting, etc. Larger issues like blade chips, cracks, warps or anything else that will effect performance will not be included with these. Please note that we do not keep track of every specific minor blemish, so please do not contact us asking for details, we will not have them available. We are offering these items at a further discount for customers who are not overly concerned with cosmetics and intend to put them to some use.

This 3rd Century Roman Spatha has a dual-fullered blade of unsharpened high carbon steel. The hilt is comprised of tightly segmented plates of bone. The grip is likewise carved of bone. The sword is fitted with a scabbard of wood overlaid with red leather and fitted with a large, round brass chape and a brass suspension loop.

Though the Gladius is the iconic Roman sword, it was actually not used through much of the later Empire. Initially Cavalrymen wanted longer swords, and by the late Roman Empire the Gladius had been discarded for the long-bladed Spatha - a sword that was quite similar to the blades being used by the barbarians around the borders of the Empire in Europe. Its use spanned from the 1st - 5th centuries, but close descendents of the sword were used well into the following migration period after the Empire.

Overall Length: 33 1/2'' Blade: 24 7/8''
   
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Retail Price: $182.40
$127.95
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Weight:3 lb 1.2 oz
Edge:Unsharpened
P.O.B.:7 1/2''
Thickness:5.5 mm- 4.7 mm
Width:53.2 mm
Grip Length:4 1/8''
Pommel:Nut
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