Gladius (5e Equipment)

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Simple Melee Weapons
Weapon Cost Damage Weight Properties
Gladius 6 gp 1d6 piercing 5 lb. Light

Gladius is two-edged for cutting and had a tapered point for stabbing during thrusting. A solid grip was provided by a knobbed hilt added on, possibly with ridges for the fingers. Blade strength was achieved by welding together strips, in which case the sword had a channel down the center, or by fashioning a single piece of high-carbon steel, rhomboidal in cross-section. The owner's name was often engraved or punched on the blade.

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