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In the beginning of my introduction in to the legionnaires gladius I saw this model. If I am not mistaken this a model from Mainz museum!? These two applications (that stand under the bracketsmake) make it UNIQUE!
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I made two of the gladivs scabbard!
One of the gladius is assembled and made in our club!There is parts from Deepeeka In the handle.
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Images from different angles.
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Once I have clipped the main application, both applications that stand under the brackets and now I am almost ready for assembling Smile.
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I already have made typical gladius bracket for this model (Mainz),together with rings for the gladius clamp.I think that the similarity to the original is ..GREAT!
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I do not wish to be critical but the upper end of the scabbard differs from the original, this is where you should remove the band that you have put around the top. It should simply have a plate soldered to the decoration piece that would be a striker plate for the sword hand guard.
You are absolutely right PhilusEstilius! I made a few more compromises with the similarity to the original.. I hope next time to make them better Wink! This is the second and third sword, that I make.
Very nice Rado. Reconstruction you can be proud off!
With the type of cross hangers that you use these would I think have been riveted to the rear of the scabbard frame with small flat head rivets inside the guttering peened at the back, then when the wood with its leather is slid into the frame the decoration piece with such a striker plate would when simply be pinned into the wood of the scabbard at the top rear that would hold everything together.
Yes it is Philus!Next time I'll prepare myself better!
I do have to say that your brass decoration work is very good and after so many years of this kind of work myself, it is so good to see others taking up this work now that I have retired from it.
I start work on a new order! Client insists applications to be cut by hand‼! For this purpose I use three different saws (on Ancient Technology) Wink..I will need a lot of time and .. nerves for the job.
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In Bulgaria also was found similar applications for gladius type Mainz!
During archaeological excavations in Roman auxiliary camp Conbustica (Vidin early). Is was found by the archaeologist Krasimira Luke This is the same main (top) application of the gladius type of Mainz. That what is shown confirms the theory that in the period (first half of the first century AD) these gladius (Mainz type with similar applications) have been widely used on the northern borders of the empire (as in our case legionnaires' camps around Raciaria , Almvs and Escvs where was located IIII SCYTHICA, V MACEDONICA and VII CLAVDIA.
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Roman legionary / auxiliary camp Conbustica: By the first century AD, the Romans had expanded their imperial reach into the eastern Balkans of present-day Bulgaria. Among the many forts and towns they established in the region was the impressive fort of Conbustica, located in the northwest region of modern-day Bulgaria. The legionary fort, situated on a plateau overlooking two major river valleys, was strategically positioned on the main road through the Roman province of Moesia. Conbustica is recorded on the Peutingerian Table, a schematic first-century AD map of the Roman world.
Inside the fort, archaeologists have found a range of artifacts that reveal the daily life of the soldiers who dwelt inside, including bronze artifacts like: parts of legionary cingulum (buckles, pendants)
, Caliga, parts from gladius, hinges for different model of lorica Segmentata (Corbridge A and B) and one of the earliest models "Kalkriese L", Iron roman tent skewer, imported pottery, bronze fibulae and coins. Dating period (45-70 AD).
This season, excavation director Krassimira Luka (Sofia University)
Finds from Conbustica by the archaeologist Krasimira Luke: hinges for different model of lorica Segmentata (Corbridge A and B) and one of the earliest models "Kalkriese L".(I am not authorized to show detailed pictures of all findings)
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Nice stuff Rado

I wish I had your artistic ability and patience.
A very good representation of Roman legionary camp Conbustica (Bulgaria).Finds by the archaeologist Krasimira Luke.
I am also involved in producing of this video as an..advisor Smile.
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