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

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

Sale price $99.99 Regular price $199.99

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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Gorgeous

They responded very quickly to my questions, and the sword is beautiful!

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A.
Outstanding Detail

Battling Blades made two Gladius Swords and an Axe for me. There were done in an expedited manner with no complaint or pushback. When I received the blades and axe I was very happy with the detail, weight, and design that they put into these works of art. I presented the Axe as a going away gift for a friend and everyone loved it. I also presented the Gladius Sword as a retirement gift for another friend. His son asked him if he could have the sword when he got older...that was a great comment from a teenage boy. Overall all the items were done in an outstanding manner with a professional attitude and exceptional customer service.

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C.L.
Hand made Gold

I found a Gladius online for a great price. After receiving the sword, i loved it so much I made a second purchase within a few days. Supporting and showing off hand forged weapons is thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks for the amazing work Battling Blades!

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C.A.
From service to shipping to quality

From the start of my purchase I was in contact with these smiths, as my shipping is a bit trickier than most; ever detail was handled perfectly from start to finish. The customer service was top notch, and the quality of the blade itself is outstanding. Given it some light testing now and can say its held up no folded edges no wobbles in construction. My thanks to everyone involved in the process from the website to the weapon in my hand.

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J.
Awesome!

Very pleased with my sword. Great price. Will purchase more items over the years


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