Sword Types: Gladius

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“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.

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