Legacy of an Empire
“The standard issue sword for cutting and thrusting.”
Slashing (2): When you attack with Agility, you can force your target to take a Consequence for up to 2 points of your shifts.
Piercing (2): When you attack with Precision, you can force your target to take a Consequence for up to 2 points of your shift, ignoring armor. You open yourself to a counter-attack. On a tie or fail, you grant your opponent a boost.
Gladii are two-edged swords for cutting with a tapered point for stabbing during thrusting. A solid grip is provided by a knobbed hilt added on, possibly with ridges for the fingers. Blade strength is achieved by welding together strips, in which case the sword has a channel down the center, or by fashioning a single piece of high-carbon steel, rhomboidal in cross-section.