Roman Gladius Legion Gladiator Historic Sword
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The Roman Gladius's short, stiff blade is good for breaking a spear and intense forward stabbing thrusts. The carbon steel blade has a Rockwell hardness of 45-55 RC and is forged from hand selected materials. The base of the blade is about 2 inches wide, it thins to 1.9 inches in the middle, then expands out to 2.1 inches right before the tapered point. A central ridge runs the full length of the blade, increasing it's rigidity. Comes with a wooden scabbard with black leather sewn over. The scabbard has shiny polished brass plating fitted over large areas. Overall Length: 29.5 Inches. Blade Length: 22 Inches. Blade: Double Sided, Safety Edge. Blade Steel: Carbon Steel, Polished & Oiled. Blade Width: 2.1 Inches. Blade Thickness: 4mm. Blade Hardness: Rockwell 45-55 RC. Guard Width: 2.75 Inches. Handle Length: 4.75 Inches. Handle Width: 1.25 Inches. Handle: Hardwood, Kamagong, Macassar.