Trying to find the value of an officially licensed Factory -X ,Sword of Maximus,
QUESTION: Hello, in 2000 right after the movie Gladiator came out, The Home Shopping Network was selling the Sword of Maximus. The replica came with a hardwood stand with a small plaque mounted on it showing the Universal Studio Dreamworks TM and having been made by Factory-X. The Universal Dreamworks TM was also stamped on the blade.I have seen many replicas out there, but none that comes with a stand or one that has a plaque on it. I contacted Factory-X, but apparently there was a changed of ownership and no one seem to know anything about it. I had heard that the original Factory-X sword had become a very collectiable item, but have been unable to find anything about its value. Can you give me any information or who might be able to help me find out about this sword. Thank you, John Payne
ANSWER: Hi John,
Quite a treasure you have there, in mint condition it could easily sell for several thousand dollars! Indeed, you can see one here for sale that goes for $3,800!!
The link has some more information too.
I don't know if you will get the asking price, but you could realistically get a couple of thousand if you listed it on ebay.