The Acinaces (plural Acinaci) is a curved short sword used by some Dimachaerus gladiators.
A single-edged sword with a backwards-curving blade that suited to both slashing and stabbing.
It was sometimes used in pairs by Roman Dimachaerii gladiators, where its short size and curved blade allowed for flurries of fast, slashing strikes.
Users of this WeaponEdit
- While some sources identify the acinaces as a curved sword resembling a shorter scimitar (as portrayed in the show), many historians believe the name actually belongs to a smaller curved thrusting dagger that was given as gifts of favor by Persian kings.