Mint blade is in exceptional condition with some very minor scratches at the tip. Most of the darkening remains in the logo. The exterior fitting are in excellent condition with no dings and have a nice darkened patina. The scabbard is straight and true. What really makes this piece rare is the glass grip which is in exceptional condition. If there was any criticism whatsoever. It would be a small age line and a pin head sized chip on the second twist of the grip. None of which take away from the overall beauty and rarity of this dagger.