Cold Steel Gladius Machete with Sheath

(3 customer reviews)
Cold Steel
  • Blade Length:  19″
  • Overall Length: 25  7/8″
  • Textured hard polypropylene handle
  • Bush Style SAE 1055 High-Carbon Steel with Black Baked-On Anti Rust Matte Finish
  • Imported from South Africa
  • Primary grind established at factory but may require further sharpening for desired edge.
  • Sheath included

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The Gladius Machete features the classic guard and ball shaped pommel of years gone by, but with the added strength and durability found with full-tang construction and modern materials. We use high-impact Polypropylene for our handle, making it almost impervious to the elements and rugged beyond belief. The Gladius Machete comes complete with a sturdy Cor-Ex sheath and belt loop for easy of carry and use.

SKU: CS97GMS Categories: ,

Blade Length

19 in.

Total Length

25 7/8 in.


1 lb. 12 oz.

Weight with Sheath

2 lb. 2 oz.

Width at Widest Point

2 5/16 in.

Blade Composition

1055 High Carbon Steel

Blade Thickness (Above Handle / At Tip)

2.9 mm / 2.8 mm.

Blade Style

Blade Detail

Primary grind established at factory but may require sharpening before first use.

Full Tang


Handle Features

Lanyard Hole

Handle Material

Hard Plastic / Polypropylene

Sheath Material


Country of Origin

South Africa

Based on 3 reviews

5.0 overall

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  1. Roger

    Very nicely balanced. I own several cold steel products and this one is probably my favorite short sword / machete type blade. I’m not much on cold steel handle material so I always do a little modifying on this one all I did was wrap it with sports wrap to cushion and make the grip much better especially once you work up a sweat and the handles get wet. Great blade great price.


  2. Jim (verified owner)

    Very impressive machete but more like a sword. Fairly Sharp out of the box and can cut paper. Point is very sharp. Very strong and well-made. Has a wide grip that really sticks to your hand. I bought this for a self-defense weapon and I really like it so far


  3. dechelca

    Supremely balanced. Wicked sharp out of the box. Looks okay in all black, but I’m not hung up of looks. Works beautifully.