This dagger, of course made by Eickhorn, with a beautiful Damascus Paul Mueller blade has virtually all of its original gold intact with just some minor, minor wear on the Eickhorn logo. The exterior has a perfect grip which is absolutely stunning as it is a tighter maple striped grip. There are no cracks and it fits beautifully to the upper and lower guards which retain almost all of their original finish. The scabbard, which also has the same style patina, is in exceptional condition. It has the burnishing in all of the grooves. The chain has minimal wear. The clip spring is perfectly intact. I have known about this dagger and its whereabouts for over 30 years.