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Mainz Type Gladius
thanks a lot Jim Smile
Als Mensch zu dumm, als Schwein zu kleine Ohren...

Jürgen Graßler
(04-24-2016, 07:21 PM)Jim Bertagnolli Wrote:
(04-02-2016, 10:56 PM)Timothy Park Wrote: I'm looking to make several Mainz pattern gladii. My goal is to use as authentic methods as possible, at least for the forging.
Do you have any sources on profile and taper to establish the outlines in this piece? I have found frustratingly little information on such things.

Not sure if this helps for what you're doing Timothy but I have drawings on my site for quite a few blades. Please have a browse through my drawings and maybe they can give you a starting point. The sword of Tiberius drawing is a good Mainz example and the blade geometries are a good overall description of profile and distal tapers.





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