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.