The Sword of the Roman Army - The Roman Gladius
The Roman gladius was the feared sword of the Roman army. When used in formation behind a shield wall the gladius was unstoppable. Our hand forged gladius are forged from modern carbon steels for re-enactment and stage use and cutting. Though they are know for their thrusting ability but the gladius could also delivery a formidable slash.
The basket or “basket hilt” is an evolution of the earlier medieval swords where the quillons or crossguard were the primary pro....
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