Gladius - Trainer

Gladius - Trainer

Product Code: 92BKGMZ

Manufacturer: Cold Steel

£34.00 (INC. VAT)


£34.00 (INC. VAT)


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 endeavour 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 minimises 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 Weapons 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.


Weight 13.3oz 0.38kg
Blade Length 22" 55.9cm
Material Polyproplyene
Overall 31" 78.7cm

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Manufacturer Cold Steel
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  • Price
    Impressive stuff, more than I expected
    Review by Larhendiel
    Weighty, like a real sword, quite well balanced, almost indestructible (I did manage to put some dents with full force).
    Has no pointy end and is well smoothed on the edges, very safe to use.
    Arrived next day, well packet, beautiful work. Highly recommended.
  • Price
    Excellent service and product
    Review by steve flower
    Sword arrived the very next day.Well packed .Exactly what I required for my students drama work.