Originally Posted by NitroxAZ
So what you are saying is it is a nice novelty. Fun, cool but not super practical???
I got the chance to speak to Lynn Thompson of Cold Steel at the NRA convention. I asked when these would be out, he told me that they were on the boat and would be sharpened when they hit the shore.
The sharpening job was atrocious. Burs up and down, crappy bevel, looked like a rush job.
This performs no machete task well.
However, a quality gladius sword is very pricey. The design is just not as popular as the katana, so fewer are produced.
This is an excellent Roman style beater sword, and in that respect, worth it for that purpose, but it has no place in a BOB.
For machetes, nothing beats the CS Kukhri.