See Wagner #130 where he states that these were carried by officers of the 115-118th Infantry Regiments of the Grand Duke of Hesse. Heavy gold over nickel plated iron hilt. D form guard with thickened edges pierced with scrolls and foliage. Wire wrapped black horn grip. Original red leather thumb ring. 29 3/8" blade etched first half with military trophies, foliage and crowned lion of Hesse. Excellent throughout but for the gold, worn with about half heavy bright overlay remaining. Iron scabbard with frosty gray surface.