Perfectly suited to the brutal combat of the gladiatorial arenas, short stabbing weapons like this Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch were used by many a Roman gladiator. And as weapons, they also helped to ensure an exciting match for the spectators, too. By intentional design, the blade is left shorter than the average Roman gladius, which helped to make it easier to handle in untrained hands, while also ensuring the gladiators had to be much closer in fights (which made for a more exciting bout, to be sure). This short sword features a solid bone hilt with narrow groves to provide a solid grip, as well as a cup shaped guard for a modicum of defense when wielded. The blade is made from carbon steel and has been left unsharpened. The blade features a subtle leaf-blade shape, curving outwards slightly towards the tip before tapering into a sharp point, allowing it to deliver effective hacking and chopping blows as well as deadly thrusts. As gladiators typically carried their weapons into the arena, this sword lacks a scabbard or sheath of any kind. By no means was this the only weapon used by gladiators, but swords like this Bone Handled Gladiator Dolch were by the far the most common weapons used by gladiators, making them a great choice to add to any Roman gladiator ensemble, as well as a great display piece to include in your own decor or collection.
- Modeled After a Traditional Gladiatorial Sword
- Blade is Made from Unsharpened Carbon Steel
- Hilt is Made from Pale White Bone
- Features a Small, Cup-Shaped Guard
- Looks Great with Roman Gladiator Costumes and Ensembles
- A Fantastic Decorative Piece or Display Item
- Overall Length: 17 Inches