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"The Peacemaker" a 1st Century Roman Fulham Gladius and Review


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Another Satisfied Client... (With Explanation) 
First of all... this Sword is a Custom Made 1st Century Fulham Gladius that is Historically Accurate/"Inspired By." It is Historically Accurate in the Blade and Hilt Shape, Weight and Balance. However the Artwork on the Guard and Pommel are "Inspired By" Roman Mosaics of that Era and not from an archeological discovery.  The grip is of historical record.  The inset guard plate is made of brass and carries the family name which is engraved. The sword weight 1 lbs 8 oz. and is made from 1095 high carbon steel. The point of balance is 4.25" from the guard and this sword comes alive in your hand. The guard and pommel are totally hand carved from European Boxwood and the grip is hand carved from Holly.  The grip, by the customer's request was stained darker for the carving so be seen, and then wiped so the higher surfaces are highlighted.  This will be a Family Heirloom as these images mean something specific to this client's family. It will be for Display only and not used in Reenactment. One vary crazy thing is; this sword was sent to Canada via United States Postal Service. It is believed that it was opened in Canadian Customs. The blade was damaged somehow in shipping. The Tip/point appeared to have been rammed into cement and broken off. Up and down both sides of the blade's Midrib had heavy file type marks that damaged the blade. I received the Sword back, and was able to repair it. How frustrating this has been for both the client and the creator.  


Here is the client's Review:  
I was fortunate enough to commission a piece with Mr. Pointer and his work speaks for itself. He is an expert in both wood working as well as roman military equipment and his dedication to accuracy was as impressive as his knowledge on the subject matter. Mr. Pointer was able to take images directly from roman mosaic and flawlessly execute them on the piece I had commissioned. His prices I felt were fair considering the amount of work, skill and materials that went into the production of my piece. He was professional and courteous the whole way through.
I would 100% recommend his services for someone looking for the absolute best in recreated roman military equipment.
The only Con I can mention had absolutely nothing to do with Mr. Pointer himself. I would highly recommend to ANYONE commissioning one of his fine pieces of work to spend extra when it comes to shipping. A little extra for FedEx with the insurance is definitely worth it.
May commission another piece with him at a later date if finances permit.
—Mike

Mike's family is calling this blade "The Peacemaker"

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