“GLADIUS” – The sword that conquered the known world back then used by the Roman Army.
* The gladius was a miniature form of a sword, having a short blade, about 20 to 25 inches long.
* This was one of the basic weapons of the Roman foot soldiers, used primarily for stabbing the enemy.
* Gladii had two sharp cutting-edges and a sharp-pointed end, designed specially to have a lethal impact on the enemy, when stabbed.
* The gladius remained the standard weapon of the Romans up to nearly the middle of the second century A.D., when it was replaced by a larger and longer sword.