Blade retains 99% original cross graining and is in exceptionally nice shape with no stains. Has all nickel fittings and is marked ”HO” on the lower guard. The grip retains a beautiful original silver eagle. And as the pictures shows, just one nick in upper left quadrant of the wooden grip. The owner carved his initials “VK” on the grip on one side. The scabbard retains 95% of original lacquer and still has all the screws intact.