Gladius Hispaniensis in the works

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I’m currently working on a Gladius Hispaniensis blade for a custom order.  My intent is to make a late-Republic style sword.  This blade has a deliberate Celtic influence, and features a hollow ground blade with a stout piecing tip.  Peter Johnsson was a major influence on the shape of the blade.  The blade is approximately 26″ long (66 cm).  I have some Boxwood with some wonderful figuring which I will use for the hilt furniture.  I will post more pictures as work progresses.

 

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