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5160 Spring Steel straight bladed Roman Gladius with Wood Core Leather Lined Scabbard. MSRP $788.00
Hespaniensis Gladius (Mainz style) Sword: Most Early versions of the Roman Gladius were wasp waisted with a long point that combined cutting power and stabbing ability in one handy weapon. Some of the later versions were made with a straighter blade but still with the long point. Even later versions (like the Pompeii pattern) were not waisted and also had a shorter point but were just as effective - and easier to make. Both swords served side-by-side for many years and it was not uncommon to find 4th century Legionnaires carrying either models. The gladius is known as "the sword that conquered the world".
The Kingdom of Arms version of this Celtic Leaf Blade Sword, made to their exacting specifications by the esteemed forge of Blade Culture International, has a hand hammered 5160 carbon steel leaf blade as the originals were made, full tang, heat treated and tempered as the originals, for a strong yet flexible blade that will hold a very sharp edge, with a hard wood handle. High polished steel spacer at the bottom of the handle for strength and durability. Sword also includes a wood scabbard with brass accents. Truly a beautiful piece to hold.