Gladius Hispaniensis - High Carbon Damascus Steel - 28"- Roman/ Gladius
Gladius Hispaniensis - High Carbon Damascus Steel - 28"- Roman/ Gladius
Gladius Hispaniensis - High Carbon Damascus Steel - 28"- Roman/ Gladius

Gladius Hispaniensis - High Carbon Damascus Steel - 28"- Roman/ Gladius

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The Gladius Hispaniensis, often identified as the Roman or Gladiator Sword, boasts a heritage rooted deeply in ancient combat's heart and soul. A quintessential symbol of Roman foot soldiers, the term "gladius" originates from Latin, translating aptly to "sword".

Historical Backdrop

In the earliest phases, Roman swords borrowed heavily from Grecian designs. However, by the 3rd century BC, influenced by their conquest of Hispania and the Celtiberian martial culture, the Romans adopted the Gladius Hispaniensis - the Hispanic Sword. A typical battle would witness soldiers hurling javelins to disable enemy formations and shields, only to close in for the final confrontation with their trusty gladius in hand. Primarily a thrusting weapon, its design nonetheless did not compromise its slicing and chopping capabilities.


  • Blade: Crafted from exquisite Pattern Welded Damascus steel, known for its distinct layered pattern arising from the meticulous folding process. This Gladius features:

    • 6 pieces each of Carbon Steel #43 and #40.
    • 5 pieces of the revered High Carbon Steel 1095 – the pinnacle of carbon steel varieties used in sword-making.
    • The five-fold process gives rise to a blade with 352 distinct layers, culminating in a weapon that’s as robust as it is razor-sharp.
  • Handle: Designed for comfort and a firm grip, it's made from wood, embellished with stylish brass bolsters.

  • Sheath: A custom-fit leather sheath that not only adds to the aesthetic but also ensures the blade's protection.

  • Metrics and Hardiness:

    • Overall Length: 28 inches.
    • Rockwell Hardness: Positioned between 55-56 HRC, indicative of the blade’s superior durability and resistance.

Summing it up

The Gladius Hispaniensis Sword, a 28" high-carbon Damascus steel marvel, encapsulates the essence of Roman martial brilliance. Ideal for aficionados of history, sword enthusiasts, or anyone drawn to the allure of ancient weaponry.

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