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Cold Steel 97GMS Gladius Machete 19" Carbon Steel Blade, Cordura Sheath

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Part Number: CS97GMS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS97GMS: Gladius Machete
Cold Steel

Derived from the sword used by Celtic tribes of ancient Iberia (Spain) and adopted by the Roman Legions, the Gladius, with its long, narrow point and wasp waisted blade, was the scourge of the battlefield and often the last thing seen or felt by Rome's enemies.

Ever popular, the Gladius is still in demand almost 2000 years later and is one of our most frequently requested swords to make, so we have decided to offer a modern version of this ancient classic in a very affordable machete/sword format.

Made from 1055 Carbon steel and hand sharpened to a murderous point and wicked edge, it offers 19" of unprecedented piercing and slashing power at a bargain price.

Sporting an extra wide, full tang for strength and a classically inspired handle, it offers the standard guard and ball shaped pommel of years gone by. Made of high impact Polyproplylne, it's impervious to the elements, rugged beyond belief and most importantly, comes compete with a sturdy cordura sheath and belt loop.
  • Item Number: 97GMS
  • Name: Gladius Machete
  • Blade Length: 19"
  • Overall Length: 26 7/8"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked on Anti Rust Matte Finish
  • Weight: 18 oz (approx.)
  • Handle: 7 7/8" Long. Polypropylene
  • Sheath: Cordura Sheath
  • Made in South Africa

UPC Code: 705442009429

Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
4.660 (53 reviews)
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Jason G
Feb 10, 2015
Pros: Handle Material, None
Cons: Finish
Cold Steel Gladius
If you are like me you struggled to choose between the cold steel gladius and the united cutlery gladius. So I bought both. and for two such close items they are quite different but I prefer the United cutlery version it is shorter and more knife like. I feel it is much handier and it has a better fit and finish and point and shape. However the cold steel is more sword like and if that is what you are looking for it is worth the money. finish was rough had to take off burs and the point was already chipped but fixed it up and not a bad gladius sword. I wish the point was a better design too thin and will break
4 out of 5
May 30, 2014
serious thing!
Ordered for delivery to Ukraine. Devastating thing. Was afraid that it would not be delivered, but received it quick. I am grateful to the store!
5 out of 5
Apr 28, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Awesome balance Super Sharp
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