The Roman Sword, or "Gladius", evolved from weapons captured during the Romans' campaign in the Iberian peninsula. By the first century A.D., it had been refined to the form shown in this replica by Denix. The short stabbing blade, slightly "waisted" and abruptly pointed had shown its worth in many campaigns, and officer's models were showing surprising levels of artistry in their decoration. The blades of Denix daggers and swords are cast from a metal alloy and cannot be sharpened, making them safe for display in family environments.
·Unsharpenable metal alloy blade
·Bronze finish cast metal handle, guard and pommel
·20-1/4" blade length
·27-1/2" overall length
·Red imitation leather scabbard with cast metal fitting in a Roman motif