Type “Mainz”. The end of the 1st century BC. – I century AD.
The most prominent representatives of this type are finds from Mainz (Germany) and Fulheim (England).
The scabbard of the sword is set with a cast and hammered bronze device.
The blade is made of high-carbon alloy steel.
The blade is hardened (hardness 50 HRC).
Handle: beech and birch.
Blade length 46 cm. Total length 64 cm.
The maximum thickness of the blade at the handle is about 6 mm.
Designed for contact fencing.
There are no design weaknesses.
The difference from edged weapons is the lack of sharpening the blade.
The blade is dull (blade edge thickness 2 mm).