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Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by MinervaDoe, Sep 26, 2018.
Can anybody steer me into the manufacturer of a good quality Roman Gladius that uses modern steel?
Cold Steel makes one.
Nothing fancy but a good one to use and practice with anyway.
They didn't abandon them because they were poor weapons.
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?
So, not the elite, but the cannon fodder......
Unless he takes a step back, if someone is right in front of a man and he wants to thrust the point of his sword into that man he will need a short sword because he can only pull his arm back so far.
Here is another Gladius that I found. The quality seems good.
How about Busse Combat Gladius.
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.
Albion makes some of the finest swords around but they are spendy. I made payments on this Roman Auxilia Spatha sword.