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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.
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4 out of 5
South Carolina
Mar 28, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great for cutting. The handle is a little slick, but some grip tape takes care of it. The tip is so acute that its actually bent easily. I filed mine down a little and its perfect. Overall a good tool and an impressive weapon. Well worth the price.
5 out of 5
May 31, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
Great Machete!
Great product! Sharp and pointy! Do you need a pointy machete? No! But is better to have one and to don't need it, than to need one and to do not have it, if you know what I mean.
4 out of 5
Portersville, PA
Apr 30, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Finish, None
Fun Recration
This is a fun recration of the Gladius. While not fantastically balanced, a great
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