|Ambiguous Term? This article is about the Space Marines close combat weapon. For other uses of Gladius, see Gladius (disambiguation).|
The Gladius is a type of combat knife used by most Space Marines as a basic close combat weapon. They are most frequently used as a sidearm by the Ultramarines Chapter as well as the Adeptus Custodes, Imperial Fists[Needs Citation] and also the Deathwatch that have its own improved variant of this weapon.
After his recruitment to the Knights-Errant, Tylos Rubio was forced to divest himself of his Ultramarines livery, including his power armour. However, as a concession to his feelings, Nathaniel Garro arranged for him to be given a power sword patterned after a Gladius, reminding Rubio of his former Legion.
- 1: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, [Needs Citation]
- 2: Garro: Sword of Truth (Audio Book) by James Swallow, Disc 1, Track 5: The Custodian
- 3: Detail from artwork for Garro (Novel) by James Swallow, artwork by Neil Roberts
- 3: Artwork for Censure (Audio Drama) by Nick Kyme, artwork by Neil Roberts
- 4: White Dwarf September 2016, Designer's Notes - Slayers of the Alien Horde, Upgrades Available