Original Roman style sword and sheath used in the production of the 2000 Ridley Scott epic Gladiator. Set in Roman times, the story of a once-powerful general forced to become a common gladiator. The emperor’s son is enraged when he is passed over as heir in favour of his father’s favourite general. He kills his father and arranges the murder of the general’s family, and the general is sold into slavery to be trained as a gladiator – but his subsequent popularity in the arena threatens the throne.
This style of sword which is plucked directly form historical designs was featured throughout the entire film as the main sidearm of the Roman soldiers. This piece features a very dense urethane rubber blade attached to a real wooden handle with a round pommell and a finger-sectional handle design. Included is a fiberglass sheath that is covered in a dark red/brown leather with metal accents. Both items have been weathered by the production and show slight wear from use in the film. This set remains in excellent, production used condition.
This item comes with a Hero Prop Certificate of Authenticity.