Cold Steel Gladius Trainer
- Creative cutlery company Cold Steel has modernized concept of dull wooden training swords with a line of synthetic devices
- Made of heavy-duty polypropylene, and won’t rot, crack, chip, or splinter
- Closely duplicates real sword in size, weight, and feel; safe for novice use and virtually unbreakable
- 22-inch blade length, 0.75-inch blade thickness, nine-inch handle length, 31-inch overall length, and 13.3-ounce weight
- Includes limited manufacturer’s warranty; details included with purchase
The best of the world’s sword fighters have known a simple truth for ages… if you want to become a reasonably good sword fighter you should endeavor to learn sword fighting techniques, footwork and the basic stances. However, if you want to be a master at sword fighting you have to eventually start fighting with a “live blade”. If your ultimate goal is to wield a razor sharp sword safely and effectively, you need to train with a sword that approximates the size, feel and heft of a live blade, yet minimizes the possibility of causing grievous, permanent, or life-threatening injury to yourself or your training partner. This concept was implemented by the ancient Romans, who used dull wooden swords to train their Gladiators and soldiers. And Japanese Samurai used a wooden training sword that was called a Bokken. It’s an elegant solution to a vexing problem and effective enough to still be used today. The only problem is that a wooden sword can rot, crack, chip or splinter and eventually become useless. Cold Steel’s solution to these dilemmas was to design a synthetic substitute, low in price and impervious to the elements. The Cold Steel line of Training Swords are made of heaviest grade polypropylene available and closely duplicate a real sword in length, size, weight and feel. While they’re not quite as rigid as wood, they have the winning advantages of being virtually unbreakable, remarkably stiff and cut resistant.To truly master sword work, it’s crucial to train with a safe, non-sharp trainer blade that closely approximates the weight and feel of the real thing. This simple concept hails to ancient Roman times, when gladiators and soldiers practiced with dull wooden swords. Japanese Samurai, too, used wooden training swords called Bokken.
Creative cutlery company Cold Steel has modernized this concept with a line of synthetic training swords that won’t rot, crack, chip, or splinter. Made of heavy-duty polypropylene, these trainers closely duplicate real swords in size, weight, and feel, and are both safe for novice use and virtually unbreakable.
- 22-inch blade length
- 0.75-inch blade thickness
- Nine-inch handle length
- 31-inch overall length
- 13.3-ounce weight
- Durable polypropylene material
All Cold Steel products are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship. Details are included with your purchase.
About Cold Steel
Cold Steel, Incorporated was founded in 1980, with the goal of making the strongest, sharpest cutlery in the world for knife enthusiasts. Over the last three-plus decades, the company has been at the forefront of many design innovations that have helped innovate the knife industry, including introduction of checked Kraton handles, and the tanto point blade styles which have become industry hallmarks of quality and sophistication.
List Price: $ 38.99