The gladius was a sword popularized by the Legions at the height of the Roman Empire. It’s traditionally a double-edged sword with a sharp, tapering tip. As a very effective close-quarter weapon, it complemented the fighting style of the Roman legions. Well-suited for thrusting, stabbing, slashing, and chopping, historical accounts indicate that the blade length varied between 18 to 28 inches. It also had unique handle ridges to provide a better grip and ended in an instantly recognizable rounded pommel.
Our historically accurate replica of the gladius sword is a fully functional piece of the Roman Empire that can be the centerpiece of any display in your home. Learn more about how we create these high-quality weapons here.
Roman Gladius Features
Every one of our gladius swords is hand forged by master craftsmen and made to order. Some of the most important features of these swords include:
Fully Functional, Battle Ready Sword
Made with 1095 High Carbon Steel
Huali Wood Sheath & Matching Handle
High-Quality Brass Fittings
Optional Custom Engraving
While the tip of this blade is meant to be unsharpened, you have the option to specify whether you want the cutting edges to be hand sharpened or left dull. Since each of these pieces is put into production only after you place your order, craft time can take between two and three weeks.
Every gladius is handmade, so expect some variation from these measurement estimates.
Blade Width: 4 cm
Blade Thickness: 6 mm
Weight (Without Scabbard): 2 lbs
Weight (With Scabbard): 4.4 lbs
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