I was worried that this bayonet would be like
some of the beat-up, rusty, overpriced pieces
of junk that I've seen in our local Army/Navy
Surplus stores. I was SO WRONG! I'd worried for
nothing! This is an incredible piece!! The grips were
fine, not worn or any checkering chipped away. I think
they may be new. The blade flawless, clean and evenly
finished. Even the handle screws & blivots were clean.
WOW! The surplus stores ask $45.00 for one of thiers.
Of the 6 or 7 different finishes that I've seen on
this item, I was happy to have gotten one in
matte black. Next to perfect. Perfect would've
been one in blued steel to match my M1 Carbine.
But this one actually matches my bayonet mount
Sorry to have doubted you.