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GLADIUS. In our old Latin authors, and in the Norman laws, this word was used to signify supreme jurisdiction, jus gladii.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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.