It is wrapped with triple twisted brass wire, the center being slightly larger. The wiring is all there and looks good. The accompanying scabbard is straight throughout. This scabbard has some scratches of paint.
The blade of this example is an outstanding, high-quality nickel plate measuring 32 inches in length. This blade is in great condition.
The blade has Hoster Solingen stamp on it. This is a very fine sword and it is rare to see quality brass examples like this having this much of the original fire gilding.
Let me know if you have any questions. The item "Original German WW II Army Officer Dove Head Sword by Horster Solingen" is in sale since Thursday, May 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Other WWII Original Items". The seller is "sergemirzoya_8" and is located in North Miami Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.