This is a beautiful example retaining about 98% of the gilt wash on the hilt. There are a couple of very minor dings, nothing detracting though. The grip is prefect and all the wires are tight. The Leather washer is present. The 34 inch blade is bright with no black spots or rusts, just needs a good wipe down. The scabbard is dent and had the original finish, and shows a bit of wear. This sword is a great example and not all beat up.