This dagger is in exceptional condition. The blade is virtually mint and the motto maintains 98% of the original dark burnishing. The crossguards retain 99% of the original plating. Has some light wear on the upper guard, but nothing to detracting. The grip is perfect and has a early period nickel eagle. The scabbard has nearly 100% of the paint and comes with an early tab hanger. Would be very hard to find a nicer one of these style daggers.