According to the little pink slip of paper inside the box it's possible that this is the jeweler's lacquer that they coated these blades with at the factory. The hatchet has some black corrosion/pitting on one side. Both sheaths are in good condition and look like they have not been worn. They both have a few marks here and there. This is a very cool piece of Americana.The item "Western Axe-Hunter Combination L6610 Vintage Hunting Knife Hatchet Combo" is in sale since Sunday, November 27, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "junkville" and is located in Brandon, South Dakota. This item can be shipped to United States.