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. 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 top. A central ridge runs the full length of the blade, increasing its rigidity. The Roman Empire Legionary Crescent War Gladius is constructed of carbon steel with a crescent shaped guard holding the blade. The handle is stained hard wood with zinc bracers and a crescent pommel. Included is a leather sheath with belt loop. Please note that due to the carbon content of this hand forged item there may be minor rusting.
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