The blade is absolutely stunning on this dagger and is marked M7/36 for the maker Horster. The crossguards still retain nearly all the original silver plating. The wire on the grip is very tight . The Dagger also retains the original leather and all the fittings match the dagger nicely. If that was not enough, the hangers that came with the dagger are in excellent condition as well with a nice patina. The upper clip is marked M5/10 and the leather straps are very supple. This set looks like they have been together forever.