Custom engraved with the stories of your victories in your life, or a story of your life and the trials you have overcome. Email me the story you want on the rudis. Figure about 114 words. We will burn it into the blade so it will be a tribute to you or your loved one for years to come.
by M.C. Bishop
This book even contains pictures of our own Rudis!
One of the most feared weapons in the ancient world, the gladius was lethal both on the battlefield and in the arena. Literary sources tell of the terror it inspired, while archaeological evidence of wounds inflicted is testament to its deadly effect. By pulling together strands of literary, sculptural, and archaeological evidence, renowned expert M.C. Bishop creates a narrative of the gladius' development, exploring the way in which the shape of the short sword changed as soldiers and gladiators evolved their fighting style.
Drawing together historical accounts, excavated artifacts, and the results of the latest scientific analyses of the blades, this volume reveals the development, technology, training and use of the gladius hispaniensis: the sword that conquered the Mediterranean.