Authentic Roman Gladius Sword - 24" High Carbon Damascus Steel
Introduction: Immerse yourself in the valor of Ancient Rome with our meticulously crafted Gladius Sword. A quintessential weapon of Roman foot soldiers, the gladius was more than just a sword; it was a symbol of discipline, efficiency, and the martial prowess of the Roman Empire. Latin for 'sword,' the gladius evolved from designs inspired by the Greeks and Celtiberians, culminating in the renowned 'gladius hispaniensis.' This 24-inch replica captures the essence of these formidable weapons, used skillfully in tandem with javelins and shields in the legendary Roman formations.
Blade Craftsmanship: Our Gladius Sword boasts a blade of unparalleled quality, made from pattern welded Damascus steel - a hallmark of durability and sharpness. Comprising 11 pieces of steel, folded meticulously five times, this blade features 352 layers, resulting in a perfect amalgamation of hardness and flexibility. The high carbon content, predominantly from 1095 steel - renowned for its edge retention and resilience - ensures that the sword is not only sharp but also robust enough to withstand rigorous use. With a Rockwell hardness rating of 55-56 HRC, this blade is a testament to the supreme craftsmanship of ancient weapon smiths, now revived in our modern replica.
Handle and Sheath Design: The handle, crafted from wood and adorned with brass bolsters, provides a sturdy and comfortable grip, true to the design of traditional Roman swords. Accompanied by a custom leather sheath, the Gladius Sword is both protected and presented with the dignity it deserves.
- Handle: Wood with Brass Bolsters
- Overall Length: 24 inches
- Blade Hardness: 55-56 HRC, Rockwell scale
- Blade Layers: 352 in Damascus steel
- Sheath: Custom Leather
- Blade Materials:
- 6 pieces Carbon Steel (#43 and #40)
- 5 pieces High Carbon Steel 1095
- Progressive Layering Technique from 1st to 5th fold
Conclusion: The 24-inch High Carbon Damascus Steel Gladius Sword is not just a weapon; it is a piece of history, a nod to the legendary Roman gladiators and soldiers. Ideal for historians, collectors, and enthusiasts of Roman culture, this sword is a tangible link to the past, embodying the spirit and the discipline of the ancient warriors.