Primary Material: Iron or Steel A type of heavy short sword used in various forms as the primary sidearm of the Roman Legions for something like 4 centuries, during the military peak of both the Republic and the Empire. The gladius took a lot of different forms but was typically from 24"-32" in total length, and characterized by a bar-bell handle, featuring a spherical wooden pommel and a hemispherical wooden guard, with a grip normally made of bone or ivory. All varieties of the gladius performed similarly in combat. They were all heavy, stiff, broad -bladed double edged cut-and-thrust swords featuring a diamond or lenticular blade cross-section, ending in a sharp point. With its vicious point and overall short size the gladius is perhaps most dangerous in the thrust, though it also cut well.

Attack Types
Weapon Size Reach Speed
Defense Base Damage All Primary AP Bonus Grapple Bonus Hardness HP
Gladius S 2 3 1 1 - 8 SCP CP 0 0 8 5