Gladius was one Latin word for sword and is used to represent the primary sword of Ancient Roman foot soldiers. The 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. The blade of this expertly crafted sword is made from a blend of 1095/15N20 Damascus Steel that has been folded & layered approximately 400-520 times to create the distinct wave pattern. The handle is stained hardwood and features inserts of steel as well as 100% pure brass. Included with this masterpiece is a hand tooled genuine leather sheath that is stained a rich dark brown to match the handle.
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