Knife has only been lightly handled over the past four decades. Most people would call this knife MINT.Both knife and sheath are extremely tight and extremely clean. It would be very difficult to find a nicer one of these knives. This monster of a knife has an overall length of 14 1/2", massive classic bowie blade measures about 9 1/2 inches long, blade tang is marked, "WESTERN U. W49 F (this mark was used in 1982) and when in its sheath it weighs almost 2 full pounds. It sports an exotic hardwood handle, mirror finish blade and solid brass birdseye pins and a full fighting style hand guard. Sheath is marked on front, "WESTERN" and it fits knife perfectly. It also sports a genuine leather leg tie. Use or display with pride! Also, see my other listings for more vintage knives and other interesting items. This is a guaranteed U. Made Western Cutlery Bowie in fantastic condition! The item "UNUSED Vintage WESTERN USA W49 BOWIE Hunting Survival Fighting Knife & Case NM" is in sale since Friday, November 18, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "timstreasurechest" and is located in Ogden, Utah. This item can be shipped to United States.