DESCRIPTION: This is a completely unique relic of Fascist Italy. It is a sword completely made out of marble and rock crystal -- the sword is in the shape of a Roman Empire weapon known as the “Gladius” in Latin, also known as the "sword that conquered the world." A reference to the might and power of the Roman Empire, Benito Mussolini the strong man of the 1920’s to the mid 1940’s wanted to revitalize modern Italy but he wanted at the same time to bring back the days of heroism and military splendor. His famous words are remembered “Better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep,” is nearly forgotten as the men of the earth sink deeper into liberalism and intellectual slavery to non-heroic ideals fit for sheeple. Well, enough of that for now.
The sword is an artistic creation handmade in the city of Carrara. This city is in the province of Massa Carrara (Tuscany) and is famous for the various types of marble quarried there. It is 100 km. west-northwest of Florence. Settlements in the area are known since the 9th century, B.C. The current town originated from the Borough built to house workers in the marble quarries created by the Romans after their conquest of Lingulia in the early 2nd century, BC. At one time it was a hotbed of leftist and Communist activity but along came the “Duce” and most of the quarry workers after hearing him speak became dedicated Fascists because they saw greater benefits in the Fascist programs for the workers. It seems the trade council of Carrara at some point in the 30’s, decided to make a small gift to the Fascist leader and it was decided that a Roman Gladius was the appropriate present to the greatest Roman of all. It of course must be made of marble coming from this renowned ‘City of Stone’ so it was decided that such a Gladius must be constructed from all the various types of marble and crystal that has been quarried there. If you look at the pictures, you can see that this was indeed accomplished in the beautiful artistic presentation employing some different types of Carrara marble. The grip is in wonderful grained yellow-brown stone while the cross guard is in the finest grade pink marble. The blade is of the same Carrara marble that was used in the Roman baths and in fact later it adorned the German Reich’s Chancellery wall and floors. The finial or top is formed in mine cut crystal as are the ends of the cross guard. Rarely when marble is mined such perfect pieces of crystal show up and they are professionably cut much the same as a rough diamond is handled. On one side of the cross guard is the large (M) in silver (Mussolini), on the other side is the Fascist eagle (Aquila). The piece is 21 inches long and 7 inches at the widest point of the blade. A thing of beauty to behold and an extremely prodigious relic of great importance to history of a turbulent time.
We received this sword directly from an old veteran of the 7th Army who accepted the surrender of it from an Italian partisan who claimed he took it from some sort of Fascist HQ in the town of Varnando de Costa near the village of Predappio. This was the place where the Duce was born July 29th 1883. We assume that after Mussolini received the sword he presented it to the HQ there that maintained a small museum dedicated to their leader where other valued Fascist relics were kept in reverence and pride. Like so many veterans insist when selling us their relics we are not at liberty to disclose his name. This is at the insistence of his family (he is now deceased). Please note: The sword is all there but due to the ravages of war there were several cracks and breaks in it as you can discern from our pictures. So, it is extremely fragile but holding up well. Remember, this is a rare object d’art but also it is probably the greatest Fascist item ever to surface on the net. It should really be in a museum, maybe in Rome, Georgia!
PRICE: $11,000.00; Special Sale:temporarily reduced To $8,400.00