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Cold Steel 97GMS Gladius Machete (18 Inch Double-Edge 1055 Carbon Steel Blade) Polypropylene Handle Cor-Ex Sheath 97GMSZ

MANUFACTURER: Cold Steel Knives
Retail Price: $52.99
Oso Grande Price: $39.95
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Cold Steel 97GMS Gladius Machete, Includes Sheath. 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 Cor-Ex sheath and belt loop.


  • Overall Length: 26.875 in.
  • Blade Length: 19.00 in.
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11 in.
  • Blade Material: 1055 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Style: Dagger
  • Blade Finish: Black Baked on Anti Rust Matte Finish
  • Edge Type: PlainEdge
  • Handle Length: 7.875 in.
  • Handle Thickness: 1.57 in.
  • Handle Material: Polypropylene
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Weight: 18 oz.
  • Sheath: Cor-Ex Sheath
  • Knife Type: Fixed Blade Machete
  • Brand: Cold Steel
  • Model: 97GMS
  • Country of Origin: South Africa

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Sky S on 02/23/2016 01:13pm
Totally awesome in all respects!!! Love it!!!
dsc on 09/22/2015 11:43am
This is a great sword. Nice and sharp. There were some burrs, but they came off easily enough. Nice balance and weight. Sweet product and a nice price.
G Scott on 02/20/2015 12:43pm
Inexpensive, good and sturdy as I find most of Cold Steel's products.
Charlie McGee on 06/12/2012 10:40pm
The Gladius is essentially a modern version of the Roman sword. It's a nice weight and sharp out of the box. This Gladius is a good price and carries that Cold Steel rep well.
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