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Risto Rautiainen




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PostPosted: Sun 01 Oct, 2006 10:27 pm    Post subject: Wikipedia gladius article         Reply with quote

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladius

Aren't those weights a little on the heavy side? It's hard for me to understand how could a sword that's 60cm long weigh 1,6kg. Could someone with a bit more knowledge about gladius weights edit those weights to be more realistic. Or am I totally wrong here?
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Oct, 2006 12:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Those weights are definitely on the heavy side.

Canīt think why they provide that figure. Could it be based on rather overbuilt bunt reenacting "swords" such as the one shown in the photoi illustrating the article?

A rather more correct weigth for a pompeii gladius would be around 650-700 grams.
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