Gladius Sword: Roman Hand-Forged 1095 High Carbon Steel Gladiator Blade
Roman Gladius Sword
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
Every gladius is handmade, so expect some variation from these measurement estimates.
- Blade: 19.7"
- Handle: 7"
- Overall: 26.7"
- Blade Width: 4 cm
- Blade Thickness: 6 mm
- Weight (Without Scabbard): 2 lbs
- Weight (With Scabbard): 4.4 lbs