The ‘modern’ (i.e. current era in the history of Eletreus) Aelutian Gladius was designed by SBG member ‘Hoffman’ and is being brought to life by the good people at Blade Culture International in the Philippines.
The first thing made for the Aelutian Gladius were the fittings, which were roughly ground out to shape by hand from suitably shaped steel parts.
Below are pictures of the two piece pommel construction, which will be peened into place.
The blade itself was hand forged and hammered by hand on their anvil, then roughly ground to shape according to their to scale technical drawing they made for its design to make sure everything fits the way it should.
From here, after checking that everything fits together correctly, the metal hilt fittings were powder coated black, the wooden hilt and scabbard wrapped with red leather – and, viola – the Gladius was finally complete!