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Gladius, Impact Grade Hickory
Gladius, Impact Grade Hickory
Hickory Gladius

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Price: $55.00

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Finally, our wooden Gladius is back! This is the strong Hickory sparring version, not to be confused with the beautiful Awards Rudis.

There is ample evidence throughout history of fighers using a wooden sword for training. This prevented damage to more expensive steel or bronze swords. In Roman times there are descriptions of the soldiers training against each other or against pells.

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  • Made of 3/4" Impact Grade American Hickory Hardwood.
  • Good for renactors and martial arts training.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent quality February 7, 2018
Reviewer: Derrick Sobodash from Rochester Hills, MI United States  
Great trainer. It's just a little heavier than you would want in an actual sword, which makes it great for building wrist strength and control. Just be careful when doing work with a partner because it hits like a tank.

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Very well made! September 28, 2016
Reviewer: John Rojcewicz from Monterey, CA United States  
These are very sturdy and beautifully made wooden swords, useful for solo and partner training.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
High Quality Waster May 16, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from CA, United States  
The highest quality gladius waster I have found on the market. The Hickory wood is very tough and shows hardly any damage after heavy use against a wooden pell. Solid weight. Strengthens forearm during training and is close to the actual weight of most steel Gladii. One of the best wasters I have EVER used. Highly recommended for anyone desiring a short sword waster that can stand up to serious punishment.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent Training Sword April 13, 2016
Reviewer: T. Patrick Flynn from Oro Valley, AZ United States  
I acquired these to use as a quality ready made general and modern "tactical" short sword sized waster and am very happy with my purchase and customer service. This gladius style waster is an excellent choice for historical and modern design straight-bladed double- edged short sword training. The construction is robust and the design, shape, and weight combine to give the proper feel of a sword with general safety concerns well addressed. The size of the guard is more like what is typically found with many modern "tactical" design short swords and the Roman style pommel aids in retention, at times a special consideration. Highly recommended.

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