The blade on this dagger is in mint condition with all cross graining. The cross guards fit extremely tight to the upper and lower parts of the grip. The eagle which is nicely inset has a copper finish and the plating on the dagger is very nice. The anodization on the scabbard is about 95% with approximatley an equal amount of original lacquer. The chain has most of the original burnishing to the links. Overall an exceptional piece. Only detraction would be a few nicks to the grip.