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19" 1055 Carbon Steel blade that is hand sharpenedExtra wide, full-tang for strengthClassic shaped Polypropylene handleIncludes Cor-Ex sheath and belt loopMeasures 26 7/8" overall in length
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 Polypropylene, it's impervious to the elements, rugged beyond belief and most importantly, comes compete with a sturdy cordura sheath and belt loop.
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This sword is amazing. It is sharp and ready for anything. Cold steel really did a good job on this product. I give it 5 stars for its affordability and craftsmanship.
Wicked blade. Sharp, pointed, one handed Death. Not a toy. Cold Steel parks it again, Grand Slam, buy two.
forgot to add that the blade is fairly thin and tip extremely pointed, which leaves it somewhat vulnerable to bending. It can be easily bent or ground back tho. Even with a more rounded point this thing would penetrate.
I forgot to mention that you have to wax or grease the blade (including the edge) to keep it from rusting. I use "Frog Oil" - actually the grease. Just ball up a heavy rag and put some grease on the rag, then rub the ball over the edge - just be careful to not touch the blade - let the rag do the work.
I just got this machete and as usual the quality is very good. Both sides are reasonably sharp, I will hit the edge with my fine stone to make it a little sharper, but it came fairly sharp. Most people will use it as it is.
Delivery was fairly quick - about 5 days.
You cant go wrong with the Cold Steel brand.
My headline isn't meant to be disrespectful. This is an awesome machete styled like a gladius sword. Mine came dull as a butter knife with a crooked tip and a huge bur on both edges. It's taken a long time to get the edge and tip right but now it rocks. If yours should come like mine know that it's worth the effort to fix it. The design is sound, the steel is good and the price is right. The only down side is that as soon as I got done doing what cold steel should've done in the first place my wife tried it out and promptly stole it. It now lives hanging among her aprons in the kitchen.
The blade on this sword is thin, so its lightweight enough for even those who aren't very strong to wield it. Unfortunately this makes it weaker than a regular gladius which is why the metal can break if you are not careful. The blade is sharp, its slightly evenly sharpened, but its well balanced too. Five star is for a perfect blade. I still recommend this one because at this price, its a great deal.
It is very nice looking, good black finish and silver outlines. It's somewhat heavy, but not to a great extent. The handle will only fit one hand, in case you are wondering. Blade is pretty big and well-balanced.
I got this sword three years ago and haven't sharpened yet and still very sharp. It's not like I don't use it I use it almost every day. Great blade , sharpness, and strength .
I ordered 2. They arrived in 3 days so fast shipping! Great product extremely sharp. I highly recommend buying. The only reason it did not receive 5 stars is because one of them on the sheath part the buttons would not snap to hold the machete handle secure in the sheath. The other one did. But do not worry I shaked them upside down and they did not fall out at all. So it is really no big deal. The blade has a good thickness, good balance and good cutting power to go chopping stuff up in the local jungle, swamp, and or forest!!