The Roman Legion was one of the finest fighting forces the world has known. Disciplined, ordered, and well-organized, it was filled to the brim with seasoned soldiers who knew their way around a weapon due to years of training with a Wooden Gladius. Wooden swords are not unique to one culture or the other. The ability to train safely facilitated the wide-spread use of wooden weapons the world over, because they limited training injuries to mere blunt-force injuries – bruises, aches, and a cracked bone were preferable to bleeding, possible dismemberment, and potential death. Our Wooden Gladius is an adequate training item and a well-formed functional training item. It possesses the typical short-bladed design commonly seen in a Gladius, as well as the narrow guard and the broad pommel. And while practicing the typical style of legionnaire combat is difficult alone, any sort of practice with the Wooden Gladius is bound to be time well spent.
Please be aware that the wood construction can have differing wood tones then what is pictured above.
- All Wood Construction
- Modeled on a Roman sword design
- Great for Training
- Overall Length: 27 Inches
- Blade Length: 20 Inches
- Weight: 0.75 lb.