The stacked leather handle is full and tight, as is the steel hand guard, straight. The blade does show, under reflection lighting, the fine hair line scratches from insertion/removal from the sheath. No pitting or rust spots, just a beautiful blue blade.
The original double stitched sheath has started to stiffen some, and has a 1 cut at the throat opening (factory sharp) and a surface cut above the belt loop (not cut through), and a wear tear on the back near the tip, curved edge, (#10-#11) It also has some loose stitches near the tip. The handle strap shows wear and use, but still works. Please see all pictures as part of the description. Please understand if delays occur.The item "Vintage Western G46-8 WW2 Era 8 fighting Hunting Bowie 95%+ Blued Blade Knife" is in sale since Thursday, September 15, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage (Pre-1970)\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "chappx25" and is located in Logansport, Indiana. This item can be shipped worldwide.