Roman

Question by Erik M: Sword as part of a Roman Centurion Outfit in NY.?
I’ve searched hard for the answer to this, but it’s not that clear cut – all answers welcome, especially from a law enforcement background!

I’m planning to wear a blunt Roman metal sword as part of a Halloween costume which will be conspicuosly hung by a belt in a scabbard. Looking at the laws I could find in NY state, I did not see this as an “illegal” weapon as defined by the statutes I could find, since the focus was primarily on concealed firearms. Also, this will be conspicuously displayed and not used in a threatening manner against anyone.

Should I print out a section of the statute just in case I get approached by the police? (I’ll be in NY City). Also, if I did not wear it in public, but only in private parties, would that make a difference? If I transported it in a bag or vehicle, would would those implications be?

Thanks so much!!

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Answer by law138
Not sure about NY….but I’d suggest you transport it in your trunk (might do a number on the leather if you attempted to sit in the car with it…Ha). If you are going to a private party, I wouldn’t worry too much about it. I would make sure it remains secured in the scabbard at all times so some drunk idiot doesn’t start playing gladiator with it (that includes you….Haa JK).

I’m sure the NYPD will have plenty going on on Halloween and won’t be on the look out for Centurion costumes with real swords.

I wouldn’t carry it in a bag….that looks suspicious….I would think it was a rifle if it was in a bag.

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Question by MIkey D: What roman sword has a hook on the end of the blade? approximately 19 inches long and very sharp double edged.?

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Answer by Mook
Not sure of a Roman one. What about:

Falchion swords are a one-handed, single-edged sword of European origin, whose design is reminiscent of the Persian scimitar and the Chinese Doa. This weapon combines the weight and power of an axe with the versatility of a sword. Falchions are found in different forms from around the 11th century up to and including the sixteenth century. 22 inch blade which has a curve at the end.

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Question by Hræsvelgr: Roman sword or Japanese sword, which was stronger?
Say, between the most finely crafted roman and japanese swords, which were the most powerful
And Damascus Swords?

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Answer by Gakupo
From what i have observed, the Japanese swords are far superior to roman swords.

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Cool Roman Sword photos

by admin on July 30, 2012

A few great roman sword images I found:

Bonn: Unidentified infantryman
roman sword

Graphic by The Armatura Press
Tombstone of an unidentified infantryman from Bonn. Detail of belts and ‘apron’.

Éspérandieu 6254

H: one.08m W: .78m Th: .22m

Bonn: Unidentified infantryman
roman sword

Picture by The Armatura Press
Tombstone of an unidentified infantryman from Bonn. Common look at.

Éspérandieu 6254

H: one.08m W: .78m Th: .22m

Bonn: Unidentified infantryman
roman sword

Image by The Armatura Press
Tombstone of an unidentified infantryman from Bonn. General watch.

Éspérandieu 6254

H: 1.08m W: .78m Th: .22m

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Question by Anthony M: How do I clean my Roman Gladius Sword?
I have a katana cleaning kit, do I use that for my Roman Gladius? Here is what my sword is: http://www.swordsdirect.com/roman-gladius-swords.html

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Answer by Dood (7th account)
ask this in the swords or knives section or something. You’d have better answers.

But if ur gladius is the same type of metal as the katana u proabably could clean it

when i use to shop for swords i went to that website a lot. Just thought i’d say that

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