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Wooden gladius trainers

Postby paul bennett » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:52 pm

These are based on archaeological finds exhibited at arbeia roman fort museum. The measurements are based on the fulham-maintz sword

65cm length
700g weight
Hand turned oak

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£30 each


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Re: Wooden gladius trainers

Postby Optio » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:58 am

We have two of these and are very happy with them, good solid construction, even if it looks a bit rude when you are oiling them up :D



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Re: Wooden gladius trainers

Postby paul bennett » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:49 pm

Cheers guys :-)

I have done "spatha" versions as well. Just slightly longer, but not flared at the end. Thought that might be a bit too dangerous and look way to rude. :-D


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Re: Wooden gladius trainers

Postby Domitia » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:59 am

Oooh, very nice :)


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Postby paul bennett » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:19 pm

Im also talking to a guy regarding lead-cored versions as a commission. Would be about £50 for a 2.5-3lb rudius


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Re: Wooden gladius trainers

Postby Domitia » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:15 pm

paul bennett wrote:Im also talking to a guy regarding lead-cored versions as a commission. Would be about £50 for a 2.5-3lb rudius


That sounds like a good idea - I've got a training/double-weight sword at the moment, but it's a blunted weapon rather than a wooden one. Who are you commissioning, may I ask?


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Re: Wooden gladius trainers

Postby paul bennett » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:56 pm

Oh no, I'm the one making it as a comission for someone else.

I just weighed the latest batch of swords on a more accurate scale and they are all around 900g - 1kg without lead.

The one I just made takes the weight up to 1.5 kg, but I could go up to 1.8, maybe 2kg


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Re: Wooden gladius trainers

Postby paul bennett » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:25 pm

I've just done a "Spatha" version - 90cm long and weighed in at over 3kg!


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