The Generation 2 / Legacy Arms classic Imperial Roman Gladius (or short sword) mimics an original found in the ruins of Pompeii (reliably dating from 79 CE). Features a double edged high carbon blade, hard wood handle & high polished steel spacer at the bottom of the handle for strength and durability. Sword also includes a wood scabbard wrapped in black leather with steel accents at throat and tip.
The first thing that struck me when I handled it in my living room was an overwhelming feeling of "handiness." And that impression has only grown stronger as I've gotten to use this sword.
Review by Mike Harris
ABOUT LEGACY ARMS
Legacy Arms, formerly known as Generation 2, still leads the way in the affordable sword market creating tough, well made items for the Medieval Sword enthusiast. All blades are selectively tempered 5160 steel with a robust apple-seed edge. The tempering is designed to provide a harder edge and softer, shock resistant core so that the sword will bend or deform rather than break in the heat of combat and is faithful to many historical examples.
The hilt construction is typically in steel (passing the magnet test) unless otherwise noted and the grips are leather over wood. The tangs are peened over the pommel the traditional way for maximum overall strength. The fit and finish of these swords from Legacy Arms is quite impressive, and would be at twice the price! Made with pride in the Philippines using anvil, fire and good old muscle power.
How to Use
Suitable for backyard cutting and/or as a display piece.
Overall: 29 1/2"
Blade Length: 22"
Handle Length: 7 1/2"
Point of Balance: 3 1/2"
Materials and Construction
5160 Spring Steel Hand hammered, selectively tempered (not spring tempered) appleseed sharpened blade. All fittings hand carved from steel and peened the traditional way for maximum handle strength. Leather wrapped wood scabbard w/steel accents
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