Well these always turn heads. Blade is a very nice unmarked example. It has been cleaned along the way and still retains good crossgrain. The motto is well executed with a grey frosting and shows some minor in/out wear. It rates Exc++. Blade to crossguard fit is excellent. Original crossguards are the early solid nickel type. Grip is nicely fit example that has normal bruises and rubs from period wear. The grip has a hairline running up from the roundel. Solid nickel eagle is lightly worn and properly inlaid. The runes retain 100% of enamel. Dent free scabbard is anodized with 95% of the finish intact! The ball has taken a hit. The chain is a plated Type I. These plated chains maintain excellent definition and every detail is there. The link holes are the squared off type as you would expect and all the connectors show their original solder. The correct link is deeply SS stamped to the reverse. The skulls and the runes show fine detail right down to the teeth. The spring clip functions fine. The plating is very good with 100% coverage. For those who always ask me, yes there is Part of “DRGM” visible through the cloverleaf hole on the clip. The center fitting is secured by two screws. Scabbard fits perfectly with a pleasing snap. Good textbook example.
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