Product Description for Gladius

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 83927
Blade length: 20.25 in.
Total length: 27.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.76 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.30 in.
Item weight: 49.44 oz.
Shipment weight: 70.88 oz.
Blade: Clay tempered 1050 high carbon steel, for a very hard edge and softer, stronger spine
Bolster: Sterling silver
Handle: Fossil walrus ivory of the highest quality
Sheath: Veneer quality German ash lined with felt
Description: Anders Hogstrom's work is truly inspirational, and when given the opportunity to create a majestic sword, the results are beyond compare.
The blade is 20 1/2 in. long with a very clear and symmetrical hamon. It is shaped so as to leave a maximum amount of weight at the top and still bee a sharp Gladius point -- penetrating would be brutal with this one. The fittings are cast using the lost wax technique from solid sterling silver. They have been textured and antiqued. Well over a pound of sterling silver was used for the fittings.
The handle is streaked fossil walrus ivory of the highest quality and includes cream tones with brownish/light orange steaks. The tones in the ivory go well with the sheath which is made from veneer quality German ash. The sheath show's off Ander's skill in woodwork -- drawing from his youth as a furniture maker in Sweden. The sheath is lines with felt to minimize scuffing and scratching and is a perfect fit with no play. Accompanied by birch display stand. Gladius is most certainly Anders' masterpiece to date.
This knife was featured in the Nov. 2006 issue of Blade Magazine.

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