Gladius is Finished

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

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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. 

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