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

Gladius Sword- High Carbon Damascus Steel- 22"

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Step into the captivating world of history with our Gladius Sword, the trusted sidearm of the formidable Ancient Roman foot soldiers. Gladius - Latin for sword - is a testament to the unwavering strength and courage that drove the Roman Empire. The sword's design draws inspiration from the Celtiberians, adopted by Romans in the 3rd century BC during their Hispania conquest, embodying the spirit of the Gladius Hispaniensis, or Hispanic Sword.

In the chaos of battle, the Gladius was used strategically after launching javelins, creating a disarray among enemy lines. Armed with their shield in the forefront and Gladius at ready, the Roman soldiers plunged into close combat, displaying its dual capability for both thrusting and cutting maneuvers.

Every feature of the Gladius narrates a story of craftsmanship. The blade, constructed from Pattern-Welded Damascus steel, showcases a mesmerizing blend of strength and beauty. This hard, heat-treated, folded carbon steel is formed with 11 pieces of steel, folded five times to create a staggering 352 layers.

The core ingredient of our Damascus steel is 1095 steel, recognized for its high carbon content and extensively used in sword making. Its layered structure strikes a perfect balance - a robust edge capable of retaining its sharpness, coupled with the flexibility and strength to resist powerful impacts.

Complementing the blade, the handle is fashioned from Micarta, accented with brass bolsters, adding a sense of balance and sophistication. Each Gladius comes with a durable leather sheath for safekeeping.


  • Handle Material: Micarta with Brass Bolsters
  • Overall Length: 22"
  • Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC
  • Number of layers: 352
  • Sheath: Leather
  • Blade Material: Damascus steel consisting of:
    • 6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40
    • 5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095
    • A five-fold process resulting in 352 Layers

Embrace the might of the Roman Empire, right at the palm of your hand with our Gladius Sword.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews
Tessa Jones
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
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
gladius 22"

very beautiful blade, light and agile

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