The Gladius was a sword popularized by the Legions at the height of the Roman Empire. It is a double-edge sword with a sharp, tapering tip. It was a very effective close-quarter weapon which complemented the fighting style of the Roman legions. It is well-suited for thrusting, stabbing, slashing and chopping. Historical accounts of various forms of gladius indicate that it's blade lenght ranged from around 18 to 28 inches. The handle had ridges to provide better grip and ended in a rounded pommel.
Roman Gladius European Hand Forged 1095 High Carbon Steel Blade Legion Gladiator Sword Features:
Blade Width: 4cm
Blade Thickness: 6mm
Weight (Without Scabbard): 2 Lbs
Weight (With Scabbard): 4.4 Lbs
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