The blade on this piece is super. Has all the burnishing in the motto and the Himmler inscription. The scabbard is also in super condition with all screws in place and untouched. It still retains 98% of the lacquer and retains and early tab hanger. The cross guards are also very nice and marked “4”. The grip on the front has a chip to the right upper side by the upper guard, The reverse of the grip has a large chip as you can see. The handle could be repaired, but I will leave that up to the next owner if they choose to do so. If this dagger had a much nicer handle it would be somewhere in the range of $16,000.