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Gladius Vs. FMV14

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Murman, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Murman


    Nov 11, 2015
    What do you think?

    Imho the fmv14 is much more nimble and well balanced.

    TENTEX Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2017
    Where pics?
  3. Murman


    Nov 11, 2015
    Going off memory, sold all my gladii. Im estimating gladius around one and a half pounds heavier, with round pommel, longer handle, extra scale mass, and extra blade mass. Fmv14 swings perfect for me, the way i wished the gladius did. Gladius might be a better chopperbut it was slow
  4. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
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  5. Murman


    Nov 11, 2015
    All that extra handle makes a big difference
  6. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    I had one gladius and it was not a fast handler, but the handle made for a two handed hold which was nice. The FMV14 is much lighter and easier to wield. But you are not getting a two handed hold on it. Since for me they are both fantasy items, I prefer the FMV14
  7. Thorz113


    Apr 24, 2014
    ^ This.
  8. Demon613


    Oct 13, 2010
    Historically, a gladius was used one-handed, in a thrusting manner, for stabbing. The weak hand was holding a tower shield.

    The FMV14 looks "weaker" than the Gladius due to the anemic profile and, if stabbing thousands of armored opponents, I'd prefer the Gladius.

    Being a fucking psychopath in 21st Century USA I'll stick to guns for self defense and play with my FMV14 in the comfort of my own home and be satiated against my thirst for a Gladius and patiently await the next, longer iteration of the FM series blade and immediately buy it and, again, play with it in my house.
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  9. UNRL Ghandi

    UNRL Ghandi Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 24, 2013
    I took some measurements of mine and I'm still not sure which I'd pick. Gladius has some extra heft and seems like a stronger blade. The V14 feels considerably lighter. I think when we run out of bullets the wife gets the V14 and I'll run the Gladius. If I was to pick which one we take the blade to 26 inches I'd pick the Gladius. :)

    V14 blade thickness .25
    Gladius .28

    V14 handle at the thinnest is 1.27"
    Gladius 1.11"

    V14 weighs 31.5 ounces
    Gladius weighs 38.2 ounces

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  10. Don't drop it.

    Don't drop it. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2014
    Now I want both! Thanks a-lot.....:)
  11. 1whobuys

    1whobuys Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    I have both ....Oh, and a Chuckette" LOL....;)
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  12. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    Is it "a Chuckette," or "the Chuckette"?
    In other words, is there more than one?
  13. jay drews

    jay drews Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2018
    those are both very nice blades....from roman centurion to zombie slayer both would be proud to wield such fine weapons
  14. oge14

    oge14 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2007
    There is only One Chuckette that I know of.
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  15. Murman


    Nov 11, 2015
    You cant mention it withou posting a pic :D. All together now
  16. 1whobuys

    1whobuys Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2001

    Don't you have one yet?
    Ask Jerry about the "Son of Chuckette'"
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