Plain blade is very clean with a nice deep stamped Rare Carl Julius Krebs TM. The reverse of the blade has three very small spots on the ricasso. Piece retains the original orangered buffer. On the cross guard and eagle, there remains approximately 80% of the gold. Nice orange grip. The scabbard however, has only trace amounts of gold left on it. It is very straight though, and shows no damage. This is a very rare maker to find and is still in above average condition.