Wow, I like how your single-handed version came out. I think I still like the two-handed version better, just because it can be used with one OR two hands, and it seems that it'd be more equally balanced. It sure makes a very nice tactical sword though. So far though, your tactical gladius is my favorite. You should try making some bigger swords though. I'd love to see a tactical katana.
It obviously is. Perhaps our definitions of handmade is incongruent. Here where I live the Southern Highland Craft Guild rules the land, and according to their rules nothing bigger then an angle grinder can touch it. Thats just what Im used to. Sorry if I offended, wasnt intentional.
If it is handmade according to the rules of the biggest guild in the country, then my hat is off to you. And if its not, my hats still off to you because its a handsome blade.