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A gladiator (Latin: gladiator, "swordsman," from gladius, "sword") was an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals. Some gladiators were volunteers who risked their legal and social standing and their lives by appearing in the arena. Most were despised as slaves, schooled under harsh conditions, socially marginalized, and segregated even in death.
Fit for any Roman slave to wear while fighting for their lives; the Gladiator Helmet will not disappoint. You can embrace the life of a warrior with this traditional helm that offers you an intimidating and robust piece of armor. This item is crafted from quality 18 gauge steel into a classic battle design. The face cover has large eye holes and a mouth opening while maintaining protection for the rest of your face. This piece has a unique crest built in to provide a distinct look for fans in the coliseum to watch out for. There are a padded inlay and leather straps to provide comfort and security when wearing. The aggressive shape of the Gladiator Helmet will allow you to defeat your enemies and earn your freedom.
Irrespective of their origin, gladiators offered spectators an example of Rome's martial ethics and, in fighting or dying well, they could inspire admiration and popular acclaim. They were celebrated in high and low art, and their value as entertainers was commemorated in precious and commonplace objects throughout the Roman world.
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Military helmets date from ancient times. Their basic function was to protect the head, face, and sometimes the neck from projectiles and the cutting blows of swords, spears, arrows, and other weapons.
Helmets, armor, and some swords will often come coated in oil when you receive them. The oil helps to prevent rust and tarnishing while shipping the item. This is a good way to protect item when not in use, but you don't want to get oil all over you when you are using it.
How to clean off the oil
The best way to remove this oil is using lacquer thinner to clean it off than letting it air dry. You can then test it with a cotton cloth to see if you've gotten off all of the oil. You are now ready to use your item!
Storing your item
Since helmets, armor, and swords that are not made from stainless steel are prone to rust, it is recommended that you re-coat the item if you are going to store it for any extended amount of time. A coat of WD-40 should work well. There are also sword oils which you can buy that work for longer because they are made to not dry out as WD-40 does after a while.