The Roman Spatha
Similar in looks to the Gladius sword (its ancestor), the Roman Spatha (plural: spathae) features a straight and long blade. The cutting edge can measure between 0.75 and 1 m (30 and 39 in).
This Roman swords was highly used throughout first millennium in the territories occupied by the Roman Empire. Until 600 AD this weapon was “the star” of the wars and gladiatorial fights, but even after its “fall” it let behind a legacy influencing the forging of swords until 1000 AD.