Who makes a good Roman Gladius?

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  1. MinervaDoe

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    Can anybody steer me into the manufacturer of a good quality Roman Gladius that uses modern steel?
     
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    Interesting. So, in the late Roman Empire, once the spatha was adopted for heavy infantry. Leaving the gladius for light infantry (which I have to assume were the more experienced shock troops, or skirmishers of their day). Their tactics would be very interesting to study. Anybody got a link?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_infantry_tactics

    So, not the elite, but the cannon fodder......
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    How about Busse Combat Gladius.
     
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    Found this thread late so here are my suggestions. Legacy Arms Gen.2 Pompeii Gladius are well made out of o 5160 spring steel(middle). They are hand forged in the Philippians. Traditional Filipino Weapons makes a fine gladius too out of 5160/D2 alloy steel(right). The TFW forge is right by the Legacy Arms one. Ritter Steel makes a Gladius but I wouldn't recommend it. It came with spikes on the handle that I removed and it is the heaviest sword I own plus a crappy leather sheath that will rust the blade quickly if left in it which I did and learned.(left). All of these run around 300.00.
    Initially I bought cheaper swords but that I got what I paid for and wanted something more historically accurate.
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    Albion makes some of the finest swords around but they are spendy. I made payments on this Roman Auxilia Spatha sword.
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