The Legionnaire

We Don't Need Another Nero

The Legionnaire

Description

WHOA THERE! Please note that we can no longer make blades in time for Christmas delivery. You can still order the blade, but it will be delivered after the new year.

In these last days of Rome, you never know when you’ll be called upon to hitch up your Jovian moons and defend the gates against the barbarian hordes. And what better weapon to hold that line than the blade that tasted the blood of every thuggish clan from Cairo to Cardiff, and saw more mano-a-mano than a bathhouse on Spartacus Street–the Roman gladius.

The gladius and its distinctive blade geometry, appropriated from the Spanish Celts, was the business end of a fierce Roman combat discipline, its stout triangular tip used to jab at the enemy from underneath and around a shield. At the same time, its narrowing profile yielded a relatively low tip-weight, which made it wristy and dexterous when the retreating rabble of a broken enemy could be mopped up with a less conservative slashing attack.

In a modern context, these properties would make the ZT Legionnaire an ideal tool for close quarters home defense. The gladius is long and nasty enough to makes its point directly without need for fancy swordplay, yet its length and weighting allows for a quick and tight parry in closer confines.

The Legionnaire is handcrafted as if by Vulcan himself from 5160 spring steel with leather grip and Kydex sheath.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 2 × 2 × 2 in
Total Length

Blade Length

Handle Length

Center of Balance

3 in. (.07m)

Grip Size

Steel Width

Steel Type

Weight

Availability

Release Date

You must be 18 or older to order a blade.
Total Length: 27 in (.69m)
Blade Length: 19 in (.48m)
Handle Length: 8 in (.21m)
Center of Balance: 3 in. (.07m)
Grip Size: 4.5 in (.11m)
Steel Width: 0.204 in (5.2mm)
Steel Type: 5160
Weight: 2lbs 5oz (1.05kg)
Availability: 7-9 week wait.
Release Date: March 2018
Price:

$474.95

1909 Wyoming #8-9
Missoula, Montana 59801