The Gladius sword was popular with the Roman Legions on the battlefields because of its powerful capabilities. Because it is one of Cold Steel's most requested swords, Cold Steel now offers a Gladius Machete Sword that you will want to own. The 1055 Carbon Steel blade is long, hand-sharpened and features a narrow piercing point. The extra wide full-tang makes this one strong weapon. The handle is constructed of Polypropylene with a classic design that can withstand anything. Includes a Cor-Ex sheath and belt loop.