For many years, the gladius was the typical Roman sword of war. It was featured not only in their military tactics but was the most efficient sword of their era, used for personal defense and for games on the Coliseum. The Roman Battle Gladius is an excellent example of why. The gladius is a weapon with a brutally efficient design that enabled it to be a mainstay of the Roman army for hundreds of years. This gladius has a leaf-like blade with hard edges, emulating the blade style that made a Roman Legionary so deadly in battle. The hilt is cast bronze-metal, with ornate depictions of various Roman scenes as well as other leaf-like designs. The scabbard is also set with similar bronze-metal castings of scenes from Roman life. As a legionary’s primary weapon, dozens of swords just like the Roman Battle Gladius served in hundreds upon hundreds of conflicts, demonstrating why it was the weapon of a dominant military force.
- Completely decorative
- Includes Scabbard
- Stainless Steel Blade
- Bronze-Metal Decorations on Guard, Pommel, and Scabbard
- Overall Length: 30 Inches