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show off your gladius
#31
Beautiful blades, all of them!!

Cheers!!

Mike
Mike Daniels
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Titus Minicius Parthicus

Legio VI FFC.


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#32
Quote:The second is a Geoffry Knight Pompeii

You must mean Godfrey Knight :wink:

He makes a lot of these with the Valkenburg locket. They're beautiful!
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#33
Does Godfrey Knight have a web site or contact information....
Roman Name: Gaius Marcius Gracilis

AKA: Mark Headlee
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#34
AFAIK Godfrey is slowing down on making weapons. I have an email address for him somewhere which I'll dig out. I think he's enjoying retirement!

Here's a photo of Godfrey at Archeon from Robert's website.

http://www.fectio.org.uk/shows/2005arch ... dreas3.jpg
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#35
Here you are:

The email-address of Godfrey Knight. He also made my excellent Gladius!

gnaeusATwaitroseDOTcom
Lucius Domitius Aurelianus
Patrik Pföstl

<a class="postlink" href="http://www.roemer.ch.vu">http://www.roemer.ch.vu

<a class="postlink" href="http://www.celtae.de/SihFrewen/index.php">http://www.celtae.de/SihFrewen/index.php


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#36
Helllo Mike, sorry to ask so late in the post, but is that Albions newest Pompey Gladius? Looks nice none the less. I have two of their Mainzs, and even though thay are not good for re-enactment, unless you blunt them, I love them , non-the-less! Also your mainz looks like the one I bought for use in re-enactment. Does your grip rotate around the tang, or is it just mine? Sad I am considering modifications to it.
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#37
Byron,

My Pompeii style Gladius is indeed manufactured by Albion. It was their first generation of Roman Swords and is no longer available through them to the best of my knowledge.

My Mainz is manufactured by Deepeeka, and like yourself, the one I use for any type of close quarter drill since the edge is unsharpened. My grip does not rotate around the tang.

You might be able to notice that I sanded down the pommel a bit on mine to allow for easier manipulation since the grip is a bit thin for my hands. I kept having the pommel rub/bump against my wrist anytime I tried any maneuver besides a thrust.

You should notice that if you put some muscle behind the pommel, it does screw off. Not sure if this helps, but you may be able to either tighten down on it to stop the grip from spinning, remove the pommel to replace the grip, or perhaps remove the pommel and apply a tough epoxy down the grip to stop it from rotating.

That said, for the price, I still find the Deepeeka Mainz to be a solid sword for the money.

v/r
Mike
Mike Daniels
a.k.a

Titus Minicius Parthicus

Legio VI FFC.


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#38
Thanks Mike! That is actually how I discovered the grip rotated :o , was trying to see if I could unscrew the pommel! Was scared to break it after that lol! Will maybe be a little bolder now!

Regards
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#39
This is what I own for now.

Simple...but Deadly! :wink:

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#40
Here it's my Mainz style. I have to finish a little more... Cry

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#41
Cesar,

That looks fantastic - all your own work? Will we get another of your brilliant "How to" threads?
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#42
Here's some better pics of mine, with scabbard and adjustable baldric.
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#43
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LEGIO II AVG COH VIII
It amazes me how quickly stupid people are out-breeding the smart ones.

"The greatest impediment of all is the square-jawed, flat-talking Tatum, who is so wooden he presents a fire hazard." - The Toronto Star on Channing Tatum in "The Eagle".

"I am on a drug. It\'s called Charlie Sheen. If you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body" - Charlie Sheen
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#44
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Arrow Here are my two
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#45
Here's mine... this is after I replaced the hilt and handle with an eagle's head and did some custom embossing work on the plates

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Customizing it and embossing the metal:

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