Gladius Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel Sword- 22"- Gladiator/ Roman Sword

Gladius Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel- 22"

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Gladius Sword: The Legacy of Roman Valor

Embark on a journey through time with our Gladius Sword, the emblematic weapon of the Ancient Roman legionaries. Named after the Latin term for "sword," the Gladius is a tribute to the formidable strength and valor that propelled the Roman Empire to its zenith. Originating from the designs of the Celtiberians, the Romans adopted the Gladius Hispaniensis during their conquest of Hispania in the 3rd century BC, making it a pivotal part of their military arsenal.

On the battlefield, the Gladius was the Roman soldier's weapon of choice, employed deftly after the initial volley of javelins to sow chaos among enemy ranks. With shield in hand and Gladius at the ready, they engaged in close-quarters combat, showcasing its effectiveness in both thrusting and slashing.

Artisan Craftsmanship

The Gladius stands as a masterpiece of ancient weaponry, its blade forged from exquisite Pattern-Welded Damascus steel. This process involves intricately folding 11 pieces of steel five times, achieving a stunning display of 352 layers. The result is a blade that perfectly marries the art of war with the beauty of craftsmanship.

At its core, our Damascus steel is enriched with 1095 steel, known for its high carbon content and revered in the art of sword making. This composition ensures the Gladius not only holds a keen edge but also possesses the durability to withstand the rigors of combat.

Elegant Design Details

The sword's handle, crafted from Micarta and adorned with brass bolsters, offers both elegance and a firm grip. Accompanied by a robust leather sheath, the Gladius is well-protected and ready for display or use.


  • Handle Material: Micarta with Brass Bolsters for a refined finish.
  • Overall Length: 22 inches, capturing the historic proportions of the original Roman Gladius.
  • Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC, indicative of a blade forged for battle and beauty.
  • Layer Count: A remarkable 352 layers, showcasing the depth of craftsmanship.
  • Sheath: Custom-fit leather for protection and presentation.
  • Blade Material: Damascus steel, comprising:
    • 6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40.
    • 5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095.
    • A meticulous five-fold folding process yielding 352 layers.

Our Gladius Sword is not just a weapon; it's a piece of history, designed to bring the era of the Roman Empire into the hands of those who value its might and craftsmanship.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews
Tessa Jones (Lakeland, US)
Love my gladius!

This is a beautiful and well-made gladius. It's darker than the photo, but no less beautiful. And it's SHARP.

Jesse Hoffman (Fort Smith, US)
Gladius upgraded

The center fuller was phenomenal! Not to mention I sense this blade is full tang. I don't see any grinding marks on it near the handle like the last one. I'm super impressed and happy about the quality and beauty of this blade. That isn't an overstatement. This blade is genuinely that good. And I'm so thankful you guys let me get the return on that even after 30 days. I'm extremely grateful for the great customer service!

Robert Sullivan (Grass Valley, US)
gladius 22"

very beautiful blade, light and agile

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