This sword is in stunning condition. The gold is 100% on the hilt and the scabbard fittings. The blade is super, retaining 100% of the blueing. The scabbard leather is perfect with no damage or scuffs. The grip is flawless and has a beautiful color. When you study the sword you see the amazing craftsmanship and detail that went in to making this amazing sword. If the condition of the sword is not enough, this sword is even named on the underside of the guard to a “Kathmann”.