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The blade on this one shows age and spotting as well as some evidence of cleaning. Despite that the etching remains quite dark. The "Alles fur Deutschland" motto and maker mark remain nicely executed. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point! The blade rates Exc. The brown anodized dent-free scabbard body looks good! It continues to retains 100% of it's anodizing and 80% of it's factory lacquer. The solid nickel scabbard fittings look great matching the crossguards in color and wear. The ball is banded in. All four screws continue to remain intact. The reverse of the lower crossguard is Gruppe marked "S". The scabbard / crossguard fit is perfect! The brown grained hardwood grip has the common pressure mark but no chips, there is a wee hairline up from the roundel. The grip / crossguard/grip fits are near perfect and all the patina is matching. The solid nickel eagle retains beautiful detail and has a perfect fit. The SA roundel has a perfect fit but suffers enamel loss.
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