This old style 1902 saber remains in very good condition with the hilt showing a developing patina. The 28 inch blade remains bright with etched panels on both sides and light scratches. The dark bakelite grip shows some wear and a few light marks. The early style dull nickel scabbard shows areas of loss with a dark patina below. Both hanger rings are still present and scabbard patina matches the sword hilt perfectly.