This blade is named as a tribute to the sword of the ancient Roman legionaries. In the hands of a skillful warrior it allowed its owner to make rapid thrusts in close combat attacks. Drawing an analogy between this blade and a short sword, we can find a lot of common features, i.e. a relatively small 6 mm thickness of the blade decreases vibration and deflection up to the minimum by ensuring the possibility to block and counterattack with topspins without deviations when playing close to the table or at mid-distance.