Had one like this long ago and saw this one in an auction so I picked it up. Had lots of pitting and a few nicks in the blade but I went to work on it a little at a time. It's beautiful now. I love the grip and the full tang. Fits my hand like a glove. Did well apexing the blade and she's pretty sharp. I'm not done because I love working on it. Last thing will be come mothers wax and buffing once I'm down to a 800/1000 grit. Original sheath and made to carry.