Ancient Roman short sword gladius with a blade of the Spanish type. Used since 200 BC up to 20 BC.
The Spanish gladius was the largest and heaviest of the gladias.
The earliest and longest of the gladias, it had a leaf-like shape.
Blade length: 63-65 cm.
Total sword length: 85-88 cm.
Guard width: 7 cm.
Blade width at guard: 6 cm.
Blade width at the narrowest point: 4 cm.
Blade thickness at guard: about 5 mm.
Weight: 800 g.
The blade is made of spring tempered steel.
Blade is hardened (Hardness 50 HRC).
Wood scabbard with leather cover and steel mirror polished details.
Hilt – beech, brass. The handle of the sword is wooden, figured, with mirror polished steel inserts.
100% Battle ready.There are no weaknesses in the design.The difference from edged weapons
– the lack of sharpening the blade.Blade blunted (edge thickness of 2 mm).