Roman Gladius sword with stainless steel blade 440. It is decorative. Sheath has a small chain to adjust the belt. The Gladius Sword of ancient Rome is white double-edged sword used by Roman legions.
Gladius is the Roman term for the sword. It had a length of approximately half a meter but as also made. Roman soldiers were practical at the time of killing their enemies and to plunge the tip of the gladius 5 centimeters in the body of the opponent was enough to bring him down. Roman gladius were adapted from the short swords used by the Celts mercenaries (hispaniensis gladius) in the service of Hannibal during the Punic Wars. They also could be used slashing, which often do not help much because the enemy could bring a coat of mail; if it was the case they had to make a pit they had cut both ways. Hispanic original swords were measured for each person made in high quality iron, it was a special way, resulting in exceptional weapons.
|Material||Blade: Stainless Steel|
|Blade long||55 cms.|
|Width at Guard||5.3 cms.|