Well, I got this one off the auction site. It was used and the bolsters had dings & pocket wear, the auction photo was so poor I could not tell if it was etched or just a dirty blade. Then to top it off the tip of the blade was bent. I sent to Joe & his crew and it looks like new except for the wear on the gold etch. I don't use any gold etch knives as I have many others to use.