Delve into the pages of history with our finely crafted Gladius Sword, a weapon reminiscent of the primary choice for Ancient Roman foot soldiers. Originating from the Latin term for 'sword', the Gladius has its roots in early Roman designs influenced by Greek weaponry. By the 3rd century BC, Romans began adopting swords inspired by the Celtiberians, resulting in the esteemed gladius hispaniensis, or the Hispanic Sword. Traditionally, soldiers launched javelins to incapacitate enemy shields and formations, paving the way for close combat where the Gladius reigned supreme. Expertly designed, the Gladius was not just for thrusting but also showcased proficiency in cutting and chopping.
Exquisite Craftsmanship: Our Gladius is crafted from Pattern Welded Damascus Steel, a folded carbon steel renowned for its heat-treated hardness. With 11 individual pieces of steel folded five times, this blade boasts a staggering 352 layers.
Optimal Strength and Durability: The blend of hardness and durability is striking, with a Rockwell hardness rating oscillating between 55 and 56 HRC. By incorporating layers of high carbon steel, especially the 1095 steel known for its peak carbon content, this sword promises strength to retain a sharp edge while simultaneously offering flexibility and resilience against impactful collisions.
Handle and Sheath: The handle, made from wood, is accentuated by brass bolsters, giving it an authentic feel. Moreover, a leather sheath accompanies this magnificent weapon, ensuring its protection.
- Handle: Wood complemented by brass bolsters.
- Length: 29 inches of historical marvel.
- Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC – a testament to its durability.
- Layers: Detailed layering with 352 folds.
Blade Composition: Crafted with Damascus steel, featuring:
- 6 pieces of Carbon Steel (#43 and #40).
- 5 pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095.
- 1st Fold: 22 layers
- 2nd Fold: 44 layers
- 3rd Fold: 88 layers
- 4th Fold: 176 layers
- 5th Fold: 352 layers