Constructed from tough beech wood that has been lightly steamed for color, this wooden waster sword is an exact copy of an authentic Roman gladius- the sword that conquered the world. Practical and efficient, the gladius excelled in most close combat scenarios. Perfect for practicing combat moves or as a safe addition to a legionnaire costume, the sword features a square pommel while the handle has slight finger grooves carved in. This wooden sword is top notch and should be hold up through many practice sections. Overall Length: 29.5 Inches Blade Length: 22 Inches.