Kris Cutlery Roman Gladius IV

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Kris Cutlery Roman Gladius IV

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Historically one of the most famous short swords used in battle by the Roman Legions and Gladiators. This model is based on a sword found at the volcanic ruins of Pompeii near Mt. Vesuvius 79 AD in Italy. The double edge blade is 18-1/8” long and terminates into an acute tip - a design feature that was used effectively for cutting and thrusting. Blade width is 2” at the base and tapers slightly towards the tip. Hand forged blade from folded 9250 and 1050 high carbon steel was used. A very thick blade was used measuring .34 to .35 inches at guard area. Balance of the sword is very good for its weight. The edge is hardened.

The grip has scalloped octagonal cross section and is 3-3/4 inches long made from  Yakal hardwood that is aged. In front of the grip is the guard made of dark Makassar ebony hardwood with a brass plate in front. Spherical ebony wood pommel has a brass finial cap at the end where the tang is attached. It comes with a wood scabbard covered by thin black leather with brass fittings. Blade has a bright polished finish.

BLADE: 18-1/8” long, 2” wide, .33”-.35” thick
BALANCE POINT: 4” from the guard
HANDLE: 6-7/8” including guard and pommel, 3-3/4” grip. 
WEIGHT: 2.2 lbs. without scabbard

ROMAN GLADIUS IV
$475

TRIVIALITIES Project ROMAN GLADIUS IV and SPATHA II were conceived in early July 2015. Four separate groups were involved in production in three countries. It took almost a year to finally have it available. 

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