My Gladius “Spiculum” …….and “Assula”!

Last yearI had a 21inch Gladius blade hand forged by Mark Morrow

I held a naming contest for it on a forum………. The wining suggestion was “Spiculum” by Big Al. This was based upon our mutual liking for Lord of the Rings….so it is kind of a latin version of  Bilbo’s sword “Sting”….as in latin it means “sting” or “sharp point”.

Once it was finished I had the superb Len Morgan (who had already constructed my Wooden training Rudis…….ironically dubbed “Assula” by Cubster a forum dweller…and a bit of a painter, cough cough!) make a handle and Scabbard.


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