Gladius is Finished

Jim and Jacob Best came for their finial workday today. The completion of the customized Gladius. 


Made in 1084 steel that was differentially tempered, hilt of 13C26 stainless steel and Heat stabilized Black Walnut, handle of black paper micarta, peaned with 2 - 1/4" brass pins and wrapped in kangaroo leather, pommel of bronze with 3 - 1/4" brass pins, peaned together, then silver soldered.