The roman gladius was used mainly for stabbing, as their short profile allowed them to glide quickly through the air and penetrate through armor.
Hispaniesis, Mainz, Fulham, Pompeii.
A breakoff design of the mainz type gladius is called the Mainz-Reingonheim.
This is a wooden [waster] that I got from purpleheart armoury, it is made of hickory and is meant for training for long hours. The Romans called this a [Rudis], it was a symbol of freedom for a gladiator. Something that a gladiator entered training with, and thus, left training with. It is a very powerful lesson.
My favorite type of gladius, the Mainz Gladius