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Gladius sword –the most renowned weapon of Roman Empire

By Armorvenue Subscribe to RSS | May 23rd 2012 | Views:
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When it comes to sword we go back to decades earlier when these were very frequent to eyes. But these days they are either a part of museum, picture seen in a magazine or are with the military people. Though these days’ military people don’t use them but it is a part of safety guard. One more place where you could see them is with the people who are from Sikh religion. Earlier swords were a part of your apparel and you were supposed to carry them everywhere and for the entire time.

If you talk of ancient time, there were no rifles, guns or cartridges. These all were introduced with the establishment of East India Company. This doesn’t mean that earlier wars were not fought. Wars were fought and one of the most prominent things used at that time of wars were the swords. Out of a great number of swords of ancient and medieval time there was a very different and renowned weapon the Gladius sword. The word Gladius means a sword in Latin and this language was frequently used in ancient Rome. The sword was used by everyone and was referred to as the Gladius Hispanic sword. The earlier people thought that it gave a look of Mainz. And later it was encountered that it was not true.

The blades of this prominent sword were longer and narrower. Many who used this sword at that time believed it was really good for cutting and thrusting. The soldier who went for field wars preferred this sword because it was said to be a good defending weapon. It churned people into pieces. It was like a dagger which didn’t require a lot force to stab someone. In earlier time, during the war if the opposing enemies used to be at a far distance the warriors used to throw javelin in order to kill them and defend themselves. But as they reached nearer, they at once used to take out the sword and stab them.

Besides the fact that the Gladius sword was good for stabbing, it was also good for chopping and cutting the people. This sword was famous in roman republic and was a part of roman civilization. If you read books or magazines this sword has been given a different name i.e. the short sword. The sword not too big, it was just about 24 inches in length. It had been a part of wars around 300 B.C.

A great time has lapped but still this sword is really famous and many museum owners or ancient antique piece collectors are in a search for the sword. There are people who go to the places where the wars had been fought and dig up the area in order to get the historic weapon. Not only this, there are websites who sell these as products. They have huge collection of armors, swords, helmets, padding’s and weapons for sale. Almost from every corner of the world, people log on to such websites to look for the best and attractive deals. They are easily available once you place the order and become part of your home or museum decor.

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