Modern Gladius?

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by PDT777, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    I can second this - I have three APOC blades, including the gladius. They are excellent for the price point, and should serve the OP requirements.
     
  2. Kailash Blades

    Kailash Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Nov 21, 2015
    Cheers mate!
    We've just had a commission for another, this one is lighter and thinner, with a fuller and a entirely micarta wrapped handle.

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    Can post some finished pics here if you'd like?
     
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  3. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    Yes, please!
     
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  4. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    How about a smatchet? :)

    n2s
     
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  5. Kailash Blades

    Kailash Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Nov 21, 2015
    No reason we couldn't make one, would just need someone to commission it first!
     
  6. James Usher

    James Usher

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    May 3, 2019
    That is an out of the world sword!! VERY NICE!!!
     
  7. James Usher

    James Usher

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    May 3, 2019
    That is an out of the world sword!! VERY NICE!!!
     
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  8. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    I would love to see more images of this version. The swell at the point was wider than a traditional Maintz gladius, so it has a slight fantasy look to it. But given that the gladius was never truly standardized, I would be willing to accept other variations in length (even as long as a spatha) and breadth.

    Can you give the weight of the finished sword?

    Zieg
     
  9. Kailash Blades

    Kailash Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Nov 21, 2015
    Thanks guys! We'll be sure to keep you guys in the loop as the blade progresses. That original blade weighed about 950g but this one will be a lot lighter. We'll let you know and note balance points also. Take care,
    Andrew
     
  10. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    If you can get the overall weight between 700g and 800g, you'll have a very nimble weapon that resembles the historical gladius of Rome. I look forward to it!

    Zieg
     
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  11. High Tower

    High Tower

    43
    Mar 20, 2006
    Hey cool a thread about my favorite sword type. I have a few.
    From left to right; Ritter Steel (I removed the hokey studs and wood filled/stained-heavy sword), Legacy Arms Gen. 2 Pompeii Gladius (the one that gets used the most), Traditional Filipino Weapons Gladius (lightest of the 3 swords). Both the Legacy Arms and TFW are made in Philippians, hand forged from 5160 steel.
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    Albion Auxilia Spatha. I really like this one. Light and nimble with good balance.
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  12. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    The finest Gladius I’ve ever seen

    made by MS Jason Knight and owned by my friend Steven

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  13. Kailash Blades

    Kailash Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Nov 21, 2015
    These are some awesome looking blades guys! Love the subtleties of the Jason Knight piece.
     
  14. Kailash Blades

    Kailash Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Nov 21, 2015
    Long time with no update!
    Our most recent modern/tactical gladius has taken a very long time, with a false start, a broken blade and coronavirus. Here's some progress pics on it right now though. It has a sheet steel front bolster, seamless micarta wrapped green and black handle and a plate pommel for counterweight that will soon be rounded flush with the main handle. Will give final specs once the blade is finished up, but currently it's sitting at about 850g

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  15. Kailash Blades

    Kailash Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Nov 21, 2015
    And it's all finished :)
    This is a modern take on a pompeii gladius. Satin finish, steel bolsters, custom kydex sheath and would you look at the patterning on this black and green micarta wrap?
    Some specs: 18" blade 7.55" handle 650gm
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  16. Remedy

    Remedy

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    Oct 13, 2020
    I saw such a knife, but I don't know why I began to doubt.
     

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