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This Gladius was a suitable weapon for close infantry combats in tight formations. Its short length provided the legionnaires an important advantage despite the narrow blade in the frays on the battle fields. They could use the sword (especially for stinging) yet without dropping their armors and guards even in the densest fight throngs.
The scabbard that can be ordered with the Gladius Sisak looks exactly like the wooden scabbard from the Gladius Horatius. If you want a different model, note that please into the comment of your order and possibly mail us an image of the desired sheath. We will make you an offer after consultation with the production.
Made in the Czech Republic.
Please read also our: Directions for the use of bladed weapons.
In the case of hand-forged blade our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it with hand on the anvil or under the monkey (drop hammer). By forging becomes the steel more compacted (denser). Industrially rolled spring steel blades are made by cutting steel plate into strips under drop shears. Then they are ground or milled/grooved and without further forging directly put into the annealing furnace and hardened in oil bath. The qualities of both kinds of blades do not differ from each other much since the industrial rolling is already very good. On forged blades usually have forge traces, which give them an authentic and unique look.