Scorpion Swords the Early Aeultian Gladius
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Scorpion Swords the Early Aelutian Gladius

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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.

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From the Legendary Swords Project

This original Fantasy Sword was designed by a member of the SBG community as part of the official SBG Fantasy Sword Design competition and brought to life in steel by Chris Palmer from Scorpion Swords LLC.

The Legend behind this sword is that it was an early period Gladius used by the Kingdom of Aelutia from a period some 2600 years ago to around 600 years - from their early struggles against belligerent human neighboring Kingdoms to so called 'Cataclysmic Wars' around 1000 years in the past.

It had such an usually long life because it was, for at least those 1000 years, the perfect sidearm. Made from a magical steel known as 'Coronatite' the blades of the Aelutians were always keen, almost impossible to break and struck with unerring accuracy, the early period design only finally being superseded with a broader based axe like tip to deal with a wider variety of opponents faced as the Aelutian Empire grew to encompass over 1/3rd of the known world.

Despite being an ancient design, and Legionaries of the Imperial Army having transitioned to the modern, spear tipped version many hundreds of years ago, not all of the Gladius of the ancient age were melted down, as many had absorbed minor and not so minor magical effects from their use in battle over the aeons, and some can still be seen worn by high ranking Centurions and Imperial officers that have been passed down from father to son from generation to generation and are particularly esteemed heirlooms of Aelutian Military families (though the original scabbards had long since deteriorated, and were typically now-a-days fastened using a much simpler leather sheathe).

While the blade certainly could be used for cutting, especially unarmored opponents, it was optimized for a deadly thrust into the torso and vital organs of an opponent, with the magically enhanced steel giving the blade limited armor piercing qualities. And it was this sudden and extreme stopping power that allowed this sword, the sword that conquered the known world of Eletreus, to remain essentially unchanged for over 2000 years.


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.


Want to change the appearance of this sword? No problem!

As they are made to order, we can offer you several custom choices - all at no additional cost.


Sharpened - all blades come sharpened by default

Unsharpened - if you want it as a training blunt or for safe(er) display


Select from three blade styles:

  • 2 Toned - Black body with silver steel edge for a two toned contrast
  • Black Blade - All Black, though the sharpened edges will have a sliver of the original steel showing
  • Silver Blade - Original steel finish, plain and simple


Choose the wood for the handle:

  • Maple Wood Hilt - beige colored for a light white/bone colored look
  • Bloodwood Hilt - rich deep red
  • Black Mircarta Hilt - Black Linen Mircarta for that classic black wood style
  • Walnut - Classic brown with the wood grain pattern

Other customizations include:

  • Add a lanyard hole - add a hole at the base of the handle to attach a lanyard (lanyard not included)
  • Optional upgrade - leather sheathe (the only custom option that is not free)

How to Use

Designed for frequent abusive cutting.
Blade Length: 20" Blade Width: 2 1/2" Handle Length: 7" Handle Width: 1" Weight: 2.9lbs Point of Balance: 2.5" from guard

Materials and Construction

Hand made in the USA from 1095 Spring Steel. Superior Heat treat process. Walnut wood full tang handle with brass fittings by default - custom options available. Leather Sheathe (optional upgrade).
$15 shipping anywhere in the Continental USA from the Scorpion Swords Workshop in Springfield, Missouri. $30 Shipping to Canada, $60 to anywhere else in the world. Made to Order, please allow 6-8 weeks for completion and delivery.

Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not absolutely pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original condition for your choice of an exchange or refund (excluding shipping fees). Click here for more info on our guarantees