For more than 400 years, the Roman Gladius was the weapon of choice during epic battles like the Macedonian Wars and gladiator events. Even though the short sword known as the Roman Gladius fell out of favor about 19 centuries ago, the fact that it was used by thousands of men prove that the design had some merit.
That’s where the Thraex XII Tactical Knife comes into the picture.
Put out by US Gladius—a new brand that bases its designs off ancient swords from Roman times—the Thraex XII Tactical takes some of the important design cues from the Roman Gladius to offer a new and distinct look unlike anything else.
The Thraex XII Tactical is a functional tactical knife with an 8-inch blade made from black titanium-coated 8Cr13MoV with a full tang and Micarta scales for the handle. It weighs a solid 11.1 ounces and boasts an overall length of 12 inches.
Even though the original Gladius swords were meant mainly for piercing and stabbing, the double-edged blade (which includes a serrated edge) makes the Thraex XII more versatile.
But the real throwback piece of the knife is its rounded pommel. The original was used more ornately, but the pommel on the Thraex XII serves to give the knife balance, prevent it from slipping out of your hand, and provide a striking mechanism.
Now you have the chance to win one of these unique knives—to display it or put it to use.
Check out the product page for the US Gladius Thraex XII to learn more about the knife and then enter to win one below. The giveaway ends on 8/23, so enter now!