Forge Direct Sky Templar GladiusForge Direct Sky Templar Gladius1
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Fantasy Sword design from the Legendary Swords: Project Eletreus series. Damascus Pattern with Octagonal Cross sectional blade geometry. Made to Order, Ships in 4-6 weeks.
This fully functional Fantasy sword is made for the Legendary Swords Fantasy Sword Project by Master Ye "Michael" Jie, a certified rank 1 master smith recognized and smithing swords at his family forge in the ancient city of Longquan, Zhejiang province. In the Legendary Swords mythos, these are the back up weapon and symbol of the Sky Templars, a powerful monastic order of Griffin riding warrior monks in service to the Aelutian Empire and the Church of the Paragon.
The 1095 carbon steel hand forged blade is folded in the traditional style to give the steel an attractive, Damascus pattern and then professionally polished to bring out the detail and sharpen the edge until it is paper cutting sharp.
Truly unique, the blade features a rare Octagonal cross section geometry with a nice wide cutting surface that tapers to an acute point beyond the center of percussion. Unlike the historical Roman Gladius, which was primarily a thrust orientated sword, the Fantasy Coronatite Gladius is balanced between cut and thrust, and due to its size and the point of balance situated directly at the hand guard, is extremely fast and yet very substantial, weighing in at 2.42lbs - but feels much lighter as it is counterbalanced by the solid brass pommel.
The scabbard and the hilt is richly decorated with brass dragon themed fittings with more of a Celtic than Chinese style.
Do not be fooled by cheap and nasty imitations, this sword is the real deal. Almost never seen out of China due to the uncertain market demand and high expense of production. However, with Forge Direct, you have a rare opportunity to order one of your own with FREE worldwide shipping right here at the SBG Sword Store!
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Featured positive reviews:
I am not a fan of fantasy swords, but wanted a gladius and I am so happy with this sword! It is beautiful in both appearance and functionality. Although heavier than I expected that is because it is made so well.
The Sword is beautifully packaged in it's own display box, plus a sword bag, plus a sharpening stone, plus a sword stand.
A great buy in my opinion.