Martial Artists have known a simple truth for ages – If your ultimate goal is to wield a sharp blade safely and effectively, you need to train with a tool that approximates the size, feel and heft of a blade, yet minimizes the possibility of causing grievous, permanent injury to yourself or your training partner. This is why the ancient Romans, who used wooden swords to train their Gladiators. The only problem was that wooden training tools can rot, crack, chip or splinter and could not be used in all weather conditions.
Now, Cold Steel designs a line of synthetic polymer substitutes. Low in cost and unaffected by all but the most extreme temperatures, they are waterproof, weatherproof and astonishingly durable. This Gladius Trainer is in one-piece black polypropylene construction and unsharpened, for training purposes only. Virtually unbreakable, remarkably stiff and cut resistant.