In this condition, this is a really tough sword to find. Excellent grips attached to a beautiful hilt that is a really nice, nut-brown patina with a large splash of original, bright gold gilt on its face that encompasses its large C.S.A. Motif. It's the best, untouched hilt I've ever seen on one of these. I could not get a picture that shows how nice it truly is. The blade retains most all of its original polish with a bold "C.S.A." panel on one side and a flowing 1st National flag on the other. The scabbard is strong and fine with the exception of a crease between the second mount and the drag. All in all, one of the best CH staffs that's ever popped up.