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Very Nice work, Question though, how comfortable is that style of handle to grip for long periods of time? I know we dont do that sort of thing anymore, but was just curious.

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Very Nice work, Question though, how comfortable is that style of handle to grip for long periods of time? I know we dont do that sort of thing anymore, but was just curious.

 

Well its very very close to historic so there must have been something liked about it

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Well its very very close to historic so there must have been something liked about it

 

i'd be willing to bet it was more about economics than comfort. romans mass produced a lot of weapons for a lot of men, using metal would have been far more pricey for legionaries who didn't tend to last too long. more cost effective to do them from readily available materials (wood, bone etc)and the beefy size probably was necessary to get them to stand up to battle usage. not that i'm an expert on roman military stuff.

 

 

and mark, looks really nice, send me a copy of the pics so i can stick em on the blog. i really like how well the carving turned it out after you cleaned it up!

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The grip is very comfortable , this was a stabbing weapon not for slashing the hand was to lock in the grip area most of the first pompei grips had a smaller pommel and a much narrower grip mine are 3 3/4 bone

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Mark, good to see you are still making! Beautiful gladius! It looks very plain, then you look closer and see the fine details.

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That is amazing! Beautifully under stated, yet very classy. I think that is easily the best (or at least my favorite which might be pretty different) gladius that I have seen before. How many hours would you say that you put into the carving of that handle?

 

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Beautiful work.With people of the past,in general they would have tougher hands than we do now due to the type of tools and work done in that era.Lots of manual labor.Also the shape of the handle promotes a very confident grip.The last thing on your mind when somebody is trying to kill you is"damn my hands uncomfortable" :D

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that is a beautiful gladius. nicely done.

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A perfect sword for a senior centurion or Optio of the cohort. Maybe even a Tribune. Nice even consitency in the design, which I can imagine is somewhat of the difficulty in carving a repetitive design like this. Excellent work Mark.

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