The Roman Pompeii style gladius represents the first major change to the Roman sword since it was adopted from the Spanish ”Gladius Hispaniensis” during the early Republic. This thinner style blade was used almost exclusively for thrusting at the chest, belly and groin of the enemy, but could still deliver a respectable cut if required to do so. This Roman sword features an unsharpened carbon steel blade. The grip is made of bone flanked by a solid wood guard and pommel. The matching scabbard is wood with red leather wrap and embossed brass accents.