German 19th Century Damascus & Gold Blade Gladius Sword

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A highly unusual and unique German 19th Century Gladius Sword

This sword is probably a unique piece and likely to have been made to order for an important customer.  It is in the style of a Roman Gladius sword and comprises an extremely heavy brass hilt and a Damascus steel blade with inlaid gold floral decoration to both sides of the blade forte.  The scabbard has brass mounts and is covered in a velvet/suede type material that would have originally been a strong red colour.

Condition of the Gladius Sword

In very good overall condition - scabbard covering a little faded.

Specifications of the Sword

Blade length is 14.5 inches (22 inches overall).

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