The Honshu Gladiator Sword is a modern take on the classic and time-tested Roman Gladius and this version of this tactical sword has an improved blade of D2 Tool Steel; high in both carbon and chromium, D2 Tool Steel provides excellent edge protection and some resistance to corrosion and is a tough, dependable and practical steel for blademaking. The blade is sturdily mounted into a molded TPR (Thermoplastic Rubber) grip which provides a slip-resistant ergonomic grip that is robust and ready for extensive use. It is a material that is moisture resistant and lightweight and durable.
The sword is matched with a thick and tough scabbard of leather with riveted and stitched construction. It can be worn with its integrated belt loop and there is an integrated buttoned retaining strap to secure the grip.
Please Note: The retaining strap at first may be difficult to button. It is intentionally made tight because it is expected for the leather to stretch as it settles in for a more long-lasting secure grip on the sword. You may need to stretch the leather to get it to button for the first time and it may then be a good idea to let the leather stretch and settle into its new form.