Okay, so to start off... they are larger than I expected (A good thing, I am rather large, not fat) And well... They are amazing, the Gladius actually comes with a tag that says "WARNING: This "Machete" has a long, narrow, very sharp point and edge. Use extreme caution when handling it and especially when insterting it in the sheath or when removing it from the sheath. DANGER! BE CAREFUL! You also may be wondering, "Wanimator, what one would you use against zombies!? (or anything bad etc. etc.) uhm... Well I can't decide, the Gladius' "quicker draw" is still up for debate, as it naturally is stiff in the sheath, well I mean good stiff, like if you turn it upside down, it won't fall out etc., BUT that style of sheath while having more pros than cons... makes for a SLOWER draw time, and maybe just slow enough where I can draw the Kopis that has a stiff 6 inches of blade or so along with 3 snaps around as quick! It also has a MEAN MEAN thrusting point, they made it very nice for stabbing, even though it's a chopping weapon. BUT the Gladius can thrust a little more naturally, and is double edged making more wound with the stab, while the Kopis will have a wider wound but with more time used.