Gladius Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel - 24"- Gladiator/ Hispaniensis Sword
Gladius Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel - 24"- Gladiator/ Hispaniensis Sword
Gladius Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel - 24"- Gladiator/ Hispaniensis Sword
Gladius Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel - 24"- Gladiator/ Hispaniensis Sword
Gladius Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel - 24"- Gladiator/ Hispaniensis Sword

Gladius Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel - 24"- Gladiator/ Hispaniensis Sword

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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 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: 24"

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- 24"- Gladiator/ Roman Sword


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J
J.
Sharp and Beautifully Crafted

Right off the bat, the blade came fully greased and protected. The first thing I noticed was the sharpness of the blade's edge and tip, which was awesome. As a buyer of several battling blades products, I can say with no doubt in my mind the sharpening of each blade is very finely executed - be careful!
The sword swings as a true gladius and the hispaniensis shaping makes for a beautiful craft. True Damascus through and through the blade.

R
R.C.

Great blade

A
A.N.
Great sword!

Fast and friendly service. Brian reached out to update me on my order, which actually came in sooner than Brian thought. Beautifully created! My only issue with the handle is that the rigid bits on the top or bottom kind of dig into my hand a bit. It scratched up the leather sheath but regardless of this, I absolutely love this sword!

G
G.O.
Great sword

Purchased this a few years ago. Hold up great and is extremely durable. Great buy

K
K.L.

Gladius Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel - 24"- Gladiator/ Hispaniensis Sword


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