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Ultra Durable, fully functional Fantasy Gladius from the Legendary Swords Project. Individually Hand Made by Chris Palmer in the USA. Please allow 6-8 weeks for production and delivery.
An inherently magical weapon, due to the use of an advanced Coronatite alloyed steel, the Aelutian Gladius is the sword that conquered the known world.
The wide, leaf shaped blade is designed to deliver devastatingly effective cuts while the tip, fight ending thrusts. This early version dates from approximately 1,573 BE (Before Empire, 2600 years in the past) and was in use for nearly 2000 years before being superceded by a more modern design, though with roughly the same length, mass and general style.
As these swords are magical and have been in use for such a long period of the Empires history, despite being superceded by the more modern version these swords are still widely in use and are passed down through the generations.
Because these swords are passed down through generations, they are not exclusive to active members of the Imperial Armed forces and can also be found as the sidearm of regular imperial citizens, it’s relatively small and unobtrusive size making it the perfect sword for everyday carry.
Due to its long history and association with Aelutia, first as a Kingdom and then as an Empire, it has an honored place in Aelutian Culture and society, and is considered a gentleman’s weapon and frequently used to settle duels and disputes.
PROPERTIES AND FORGING TECHNIQUES
Each Aelutian Gladius starts life as an alloy of equal parts high quality steel and raw Coronatite ore. When the correct mass/volume is achieved (enough to forge a Gladius between 18-22″) the alloy begins to glow with a warm orange light from its core, and will continue to glow until the final heat treatment, at which point the magical light is absorbed deep into the blade and it becomes inherently magical without the need for the usual extensive processed required to enchant a blade.
The magical nature of these swords allows the Imperial Army to fight monsters which normal weapons do not harm, increases accuracy in combat and as a focus for prayers and petitions to the Paragon. The alloyed steel is also extremely hard, if not impossible to break under normal combat situations and the tip has innate armor piercing abilities, making it twice as effective as a normal steel blade when thrusting. They are also highly rust resistant and hold an edge for up to 6 times longer than a regular blade, allowing soldiers to spend less time maintaining their blades.
As a by product of the enchantment, all Coronatite Gladius have a faint orange glow when their inherent powers are activated, such as when praying, piercing armor or resisting a powerful blow that would damage any ordinary sword.
Additionally, Centurions and high ranking members of the gentry and aristocracy receive Coronatite Gladius that have been set aside for further enchantment. This process takes approximately 1 month per sword, and only 12 are made every year, so are quite rare and extremely valuable as the enchantment dramatically increases the swords armor piercing capabilities to the point where non-magical armor barely has any effect – and can pierce a thick steel breastplate as easily as flesh and bone..
The Aelutian Gladius is the standard issue sidearm of the Aeultian Legionnaires, professional, highly trained and disciplined soldiers. It is used in combination with the classic Aelutian kite shield and used in tight formation, with the soldier protecting the man to his left with his shield and slashing, hacking and stabbing their way forward through the shield wall.
Standard techniques are the thrust and downward slash, one following the other in rapid succession.
Part of the Legendary Swords Project, this fully functional Fantasy Sword has been brought to life in our collaboration with Chris Palmer from Scorpion Swords and is exclusive to SBG.
The blade itself is made from 1095 carbon steel, which when combined with Chris's superior heat treatment process results in an EXTREMELY DURABLE and almost indestructible sword. The blade is heated to approximately 1500 degrees, until it becomes non magnetic and then quenched in oil. The 2nd step is Heat Tempering, which consists of heating the steel to 500 degrees for 2 hours, and letting it air cool. This makes for a Rockwell Hardness of approximately 59.
Truly FULL tang, the Walnut wood handle is affixed in place with pins and gorilla glue resulting in the strongest handle construction possible. Combined with the tough blade and you have a sword with no weak points that maximizes its durability.
Unlike most other swords at this price point, Scorpion Swords are individually hand made by Chris Palmer at his workshop in Missouri. All orders are handmade in our shop as orders are received. They are NOT Factory Made! High order volume makes it difficult to keep any of their weapons in stock, so please allow 6-8 weeks for completion and delivery.
DESIGNED BY: SBG Forum Member 'Klarson' in conjunction with SBG and Scorpion Swords.