Gladius Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 28"- Gladiator/ Roman Sword
Gladius Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 28"- Gladiator/ Roman Sword
Gladius Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 28"- Gladiator/ Roman Sword

Gladius Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 28"- Gladiator/ Roman Sword

Sale price $99.99 Regular price $219.99

Gladius Description

Gladius swords were used to describe the primary sword of Ancient Roman foot soldiers. Gladius is Latin for sword. Early ancient Roman swords were similar to those of the Greeks. From the 3rd century BC, the Romans adopted swords similar to those used by the Celtiberians. The also adopted various versions of the sword during their conquest of Hispania. These swords were known as the gladius hispaniensis, or Hispanic Sword. Conventionally, soldiers threw javelins to disable the enemy's shields and disrupt formations before engaging in close combat where the primary weapon was the gladius sword. A soldier generally led with the shield and thrust with the sword. All gladius types appear to have been suitable for cutting and chopping as well as thrusting.

Blade Material

The gladius sword is made from Pattern welded Damascus steel.  Pattern welded Damascus steel is a hard heat treated, folded carbon steel.  There are 11 pieces of steel, folded five times, making 352 layers.  The steel is the perfect combination of hardness and durability with a Rockwell hardness rating between 55 and 56 HRC.  High carbon damascus steel must contain layers of high carbon steel.  The high carbon steel we use is 1095 steel which is the highest content carbon steel used in swords.  The combination of the steel layers creates a sword that is strong enough to hold a powerful edge while having the strength and flexibility to withstand powerful collisions.  This makes the perfect steel for swords.  The handle is wood with brass bolsters.  It comes with a leather sheath.  

Sword Details

Handle Material: Wood with Brass Bolsters

Overall Length: 28

Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC

Number of layers:  352

Sheath: Leather sheath

Blade Material: Damascus steel

          6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40

          5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095

          1st Fold- 11x2=22 Layers

          2nd Fold- 22*2=44 Layers

          3rd Fold- 44*2=88 Layers

          4th Fold- 88*2=176 Layers

          5th Fold- 176*2=352 Layers

Gladius Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 28"- Gladiator/ Roman Sword


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Anthony Shattles
Is Damascus steel Gladys sword sword.

I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of this sword.

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Alexander Newton
Absolutely Love It

Thank you again for an amazing product! It looks perfect on the wall with the shield!

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Chris M.
Damaged

Mine came broken. Customer service was good though. They easily agreed to send me a replacement which is in transit.

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Dodge Merrin
Even More Realistic Than Expected

I purchased this sword for the fact it is made from metal, but I still expected it to be something of a display or prop item. When I received it, I was impressed by it being so well crafted as to be an actual sword. Since I value realism in my projects, such as the videos in which I intend to use this, I find myself extremely pleased with what I received.

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Donald Hurley
gladiator/roman sword

very nice representation of a Roman Damascus sword. very nice quality.


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