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


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

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review »

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Fantastic experience! June 16, 2019
Reviewer: Scott Baker from Rochester, NH United States  
Very good quality. I asked for the sword earlier than normal due to an event coming up and the sword was shipped to me in time! Very happy

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Excellent Waster Sword January 29, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Indianapolis, IN United States  
I’m very happy with this wooden gladius waster. It handles well, is well-made, and is durable.

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Gladius Sword October 16, 2018
Reviewer: Ron Jones from Valencia, CA United States  
Nice quality sword. Properly packaged and delivered in reasonable time. Nice balance to it. Sturdy. I took some very fine wool to sword and handle to smooth out finish a bit more to my liking. I would recommend this product.

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Happy with Purchase August 10, 2018
Reviewer: David C from Northridge, CA United States  
I've had the wooden gladius for a few months now and am pleased with the purchase.

The sword is well made and looks good. To be expected, there are a few slight imperfections in the wood (for example, part of the pommel was sanded too deep so that the pommel is not perfectly rounded; the guard also jiggles slightly).

I only use the sword against the air. It took a little while for my forearm muscles to adjust; cutting downwards was painful on the bottom of my hand at first! But now, using the sword is comfortable (in the hammer grip). The sword feels good in hand, but because the grip is only flat wood, the handle can feel a bit slippery with some sweat. I wonder if a design with a grooved grip would have made keeping a hold on the sword easier.

If you’re going to buy this sword, do note that it may take some time to ship (see the help/FAQ) page. My order shipped ten days after I placed the order.

Overall, a good sword. Cool, fun, and a decent workout.

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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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