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Roman Gladius Vesparum: Wasp-waisted Roman Gladius

  • CUSTOM ENGRAVING AVAILABLE - See Below
  • High carbon steel, available tempered and sharpened
  • Narrow-waisted blade for lightness and awesomeness
  • Polished hardwood pommel and guard
  • Scalloped hardwood grip inset with brass spacers
  • Comes with burgandy leather-bound, brass-accented wooden sheath
  • Belt rings built into the brass throat of the sheath
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SBA-GLADIUS-VESPARUM
$89
4 In Stock
Roman Gladius Vesparum
Engrave this item for $15.  Engrave
SBA-GLADIUS-VESPARUM-T
$115
6 In Stock
Tempered Gladius Vesparum
Engrave this item for $15.  Engrave
SBA-GLADIUS-VESPARUM-T-S
$131
6 In Stock
Tempered and Sharpened Gladius Vesparum
Engrave this item for $15.  Engrave
Accessories
SBA-CAREANDCLEANINGKIT
$4
14 In Stock
Additional Care and Cleaning Kit (All SBA swords come with one standard)

* Stock items ship from Strongblade in 1-3 days. Please allow an additonal day for engraving or sharpening.
Do you want to float like a butterfly and sting like a Roman Legionnaire? Then this is the gladius for you, my friend! The Gladius Vesparum is a lethal weapon, named after one of nature’s most dangerous predators.

The wasp has a powerful stinger that can paralyze its victims with one thrust. The Vesparum can make an enemy stop moving with one thrust. See where I’m going here? Want more?

The wasp has a narrow waist that flares near the dangerous sting. And the Vesparum? Well, just look at it. The narrowing blade reduces the overall weight and puts the power at the tip, which is where the Romans wanted it. The pronounced V-shaped tip is meant for one thing, and one thing only—putting steel inside your opponent’s body with a single thrust.

This magnificent sword comes with a beautifully carved wooden grip. Each segment of the grip is carved deep for a secure hold, and separated with polished brass spacers for that classy “I am a killer, but I still have style” sort of look. The full tang of the sword secured through the flattened-sphere pommel, and a customary brass shock plate has been mounted at the base of the guard.

The scabbard from this sword is hardwood, wrapped in a russet leather with brass accents at the throat and tip. Two brass belt rings are affixed to the throat.
Overall Length: 27.5 inches
Blade Length:20 inches
Width:2.75 inches
Weight:2.3 lbs.
Blade Material of
Construction:
EN 45 Spring Steel

Includes leather scabbard

WE CELEBRATE OUR ARMED FORCES

THE EAGLE STANDS PROUD

THE LION AND THE WOLF

MARINE EMBLEM ENGRAVED ON A GLADIUS AWARED TO ROB JONES

THE ROB JONES JOURNEY

ROMAN LEGION INSIGNIA

National Soccer Tournament Award

PROVIDENCE CITY SOCCER AWARD

Visit our Engraving Gallery to see more examples of our custom engravings.

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Roman Gladius Vesparum
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5.00
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Livingston,Tx
Written on:
March 05, 2020
Breathtaking
Absolutely breathtaking! There was no aspect of the blade left wanting. The weight of the gladius, the sharpness, the balance, everything was great. It was also so easy to work w/ Roger on the engraving. We were under a time crunch and yet the order was processed, blade was engraved, and all was shipped in plenty of time. I hope we get to order again!
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5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Kyle, Texas
Written on:
March 05, 2020
Better than the first
This is the second Gladius I've gotten from Strongblade and it's even better than the first. Just little improvements over an already beautiful design is perfect. I am already lining up my next purchase. Lose your hesitation, these blades are the real deal, functionally and looking. Love them! Vinny
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5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Texas
Written on:
January 07, 2020
Gladius Vesparum
I purchased this blade in October, I called and spoke to Strongblade because I was very hesitant at first. There are a lot of "sword" makers out there but after my conversation I felt that it was worth the purchase to try it out. I was not disappointed. The blade is beautiful, the engraving is outstanding, the sheath is well made not a crappy throw in. I am very happy with this purchase, I will be ordering a second one and have already gotten a request from my son for his own as well. I highly recommend Strongblade for your blade purchases. Regards, Vinny
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Overall
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5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
New York
Written on:
January 07, 2020
Absolutely beautiful
Beautiful!! The most impeccable craftsmanship I’ve seen.. My brother is a collector and he was thrilled to receive it as a gift!! Thank you!!
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5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Virginia
Written on:
January 07, 2020
Its Awesome
Its Awesome! You will not be disappointed.
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5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Atlanta,ga
Written on:
October 18, 2019
Amazing
I checked around for the best looking and durable Roman Gladius sword and found your site and was amazed at the quality and realism of your swords
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Overall
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5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Warwick, Pennsylvania
Written on:
October 03, 2018
Beautiful Piece
Purchased this sword as a retirement gift for my First Sergeant. It was engraved flawlessly and the finished product was absolutely stunning. I highly recommend Strongblade’s products and I am sure you will not be disappointed. My First Sergeant was literally brought to tears when he opened this gift. Thank you Strongblade!
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