Roman Spatha Sword - High Carbon 1095 Sword- 42"-King David Sword

Roman Spatha Sword - High Carbon 1095 Sword- 42"-King David Sword

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Roman Spatha Description

The Roman Spatha is a double-bladed, longsword, used in the 1st-12th centuries C.E. They originated in Rome, developing from the shorter gladius. By the 7th century, spatha blades were no longer used in by the Romans, but they were rebranded to early versions of Viking swords from the 7th-10th centuries.  The spatha further evolved during the 10th-12th centuries by the Normans, which saw a full cross guard and smaller pommel. Ultimately, the spatha evolved into a knightly sword in the 12th century. The Roman spatha was used in both war and gladiator fights. It was first used in the 1st century C.E. during the campaigns to Germany. Due to is success, it became the standard weapon for infantry, replacing the gladius. The spatha ranges from 19”-40”, with most versions being on the longer end. Due to is increased length, the spatha was more functional than the gladius due to its reach when thrusting. Infantry versions of the sword had a pointed tip while cavalry versions had a rounded tip to prevent accidental stabbing of the horses.

Blade Materials

This rapier sword is made from 1095 steel which accurately matches the very hard steel content of ancient rapier swords. Currently, 1095 steel is the highest carbon steel commonly used in swords. It has a carbon level of .95% which is one of the highest carbon levels for any type of steel. The most common high carbon swords are 1045 steel which only have .45% carbon content in the steel. 1095 steel is known for its ability to maintain an edge and is an incredibly hard steel. 1095 steel typically has a hardness of 56-58 HRC. While lacking flexibility, the steel excels at remaining sharp even through high impact collisions and can easily be resharpened.  

Sword Details

Handle Material: Wood

Overall Length: 42"

Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC

Number of layers:  352

Sheath: Leather sheath

Blade Material: 1095 Steel

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