There is a gray, pebbled patina, tiny pitting scars. The are some areas of tarnish, rust spotting on and around the guard and the steel ferrule and pommel cap.Note the rattail tang, exposed, and peened. The stag is absolutely stunning. Feels "hungry" in my hand! This knife comes from the estate of Robert Marek, Berkeley, CA who died in 2015. There is considerable information about him on the internet.
ALL SALES ONLY WHERE LEGAL. Note that items sent to Canada are usually less expensive. THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS! The item "Old Bowie Fighting Knife Marek Estate Exceptional Stag Handle Hunting Survival" is in sale since Thursday, August 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Custom & Handmade".
The seller is "easyopener" and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.