The elk grip feel solid but are very weathered and worn. The end of the pommel has lots of dings.This knife (made by one of the fathers of hand made knives) has obviously seen a lot of use. Despite its condition it still feels sturdy solid and functional. You could clean it up if you wanted to. But when I look at it with all its wear I can't help but think of all the hunts, hikes, & adventures that it must have been on. The item "Vintage antique 1930s 40s unmarked R H Ruana 3 pin square cut hunting knife" is in sale since Wednesday, February 10, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage (Pre-1970)\Custom Manufactured". The seller is "blueseller101" and is located in Chattaroy, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.