Made by Horstator in Solingen, it is in mint condition. Blade, crossguard and pommel have no dings, dents or wear. Leather washer present. Scabbard has 99.5% glossy paint. Frog is mint and has a crisp maker mark and is dated 1938. It is the proper shiny type for parade. Troddle is mint but has a few threads pulled but not distracting. A truly top shelf item that cannot be upgraded.