The Roman Gladius was one of the most popular weapon types among Roman Legions and Gladiators alike. It's short, stiff blade is good for breaking a spear and intense forward stabbing thrusts. The Gladius ruled close combat fighting for many centuries. This Gladius has the authentic tapered point blade that excels at stabbing during thrusting. The blade is about 2 inches wide, it thins to 1.79 inches towards the. A central ridge runs the full length of the blade, increasing its rigidity. The handle is full hardwood with brass accents. The guard is about 3.25 inches wide and curves to fit the hand. The solid wooden grip has ridges that fit each finger and fitted with brass accents. The sword is easily held in one hand. The round pommel is hand carved from hardwood. Each Gladius comes with a wooden scabbard that is wrapped in black leather and hand-sewn. The brass is worked by hand and provides a battle-perfect surface effect (random curves). This Authentic Gladius is fully 100% authentically replicated and will meet your every expectation. * Please note that the belt is not included.