The Damascus steel has two types; one of them is muted and produces no distinct rattle, while the other produces a unique resonance when struck.Arab, Persian and Roman sword
makers believed that there was a secret to forging Damascus swords, and attempted to replicate it in vain.
And if you're in need of a sword, the Vehement Gladius is a clean, modern take on the original Roman sword
known for wreaking havoc throughout Europe and Africa.
ROBIN Hood favourite Sam Troughton has traded in his longbow and Sherwood Forest for a Roman sword
and the leafy Warwickshire countryside.
n leftShow organiser the Rev Mike Smith shows Kirklees deputy mayor Mary Harkin a gladius, or Roman sword
n right:Bob Armitage of Lindley Evangelical Church with the vicar of Huddersfield, the Rev Catherine Ogle
GLADIATOR star Russell Crowe is swapping his Roman sword
for a pirate's cutlass.
The crossed sword and pen was out, and in its place was a gold-colored "balance" or scale, which rested on the point of a one-inch high silver Roman sword
with a gold grip.
Pause for a moment and ponder the fact the steel mined in the region was used to build Roman swords
and has been used to build guns for centuries.