These swords were produced to show the abilites of the swordsmiths at Eichkorn. This one, which is for a Calvary unit with the crossed swords on the langet is a grosser pattern. Retains about 50% of the original gold and has no damage to the grip. The blade which would clean, has the standard saying for the showroom swords.” Original Eichkorn Blanke” and has the grosser squirrel up near the langet. The damascus would clean, but it has a dark patina from not having a scabbard, which was never given with thse swords.