The end of the handle. The blade has been sharpened but has been done correctly with no loss. There are no deep scratches or dings. The blade is tarnished in some places. But is in great condition with no pitting.The internal steel throat clip is still riveted to the brass. Guard the knife fits nice and tight in the sheath. This is a Rare find!!!! Will be well packed for mailing. New listings for vintage knives, razors, and collectibles are added bi-weekly. The item "US Springfield Indian Wars US Cavalry Hunting Knife Model 1880" is in sale since Wednesday, February 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "miclespe_3" and is located in Elgin, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.