Summary: this is an 8" Gladiator made by New Mexico maker Joe Cordova. This knife has an 8" double edged stainless blade (9" from tip to micarta scales), makers name engraved in the front side blood groove. (see photo 7) Joe hammered the integral guard and extended tang, the guard notched upper and lower for better grip. The scales are green canvas micarta held in place by two piece Loveless-style bolts, overall condition is near mint with just light tarnishing on the handle fasteners. (bolts)
The sheath is original to the knife, not sure if Joe makes the leather himself or subs out the work. Either way, it's a very well made sheath with double stitching.... maker's name stamped on the front. The sheath is in excellent condition, you will find light handling marks on both sides but they're really no big deal.
7 photos for review – as shown, a black canvas carry case is included. (Randall Made Knives case) Great deal on this custom knife, this model sells for $895 if bought directly from Mr. Cordova. That said and due to health reasons, Joe is not currently accepting orders for knives. A great knife perfect for collection / investment purposes, priced to sell. Thanks and good luck.