did not really look like the picture, the handle was darker, soaked in oil, and not very well contoured. the scabbard was very lose, the knife will fall out if you flip it upside down, its fixable but not great.
This knife was not as good as other Windlass Steel knives that I have purchased. The scales were not pinned very well. The blade did make up for the scales deficiency, however. I believe that this knife style dates back before World War One, so it would be an excellent belt knife for an early 20th Century rig.
Not the best quality but it will do for what I plan on using it for.
It more than met my expectations It is well made, sturdy, and just simply cool! Thank you for a great product. The only think I would say negative is .perhaps the blade could be held a bit more snugly in the scabbard. It is a bit loose. I have owned several orginal Germany WWII bayonets and the blades are held very snugly in the scabbards.
But all in all I love it