ROMAN SWORD Letter-Opener Fantastic metal sword with classic European design. The Gladius was a double-bladed weapon two feet long and two inches wide, often with a corrugated bone grip. It was used by infantrymen for thrusting at short range. This letter opener is cast in a pewter based white metal that is darkened and satin finished. The 12.5cm long letter opener is supplied in a box with clear lid together with historical information. Great for would-be Legionaries, Praetorians and History Lovers everywhere!!!! In great presentation box.