This absolutely stunning dagger has 100% cross graining to the near perfect blade. The balance of the dagger has taken on a very nice gun metal blue patina. The stamping of the cross guard has great detail to the swaz which is not often the case with Alcoso dagger. No dents to the scabbard and it fits perfectly. The spanner bolt is perfect condition. And the exceptional part of the entire piece is that it retains the original small ball knot and tie.