My man here responded to my request immediately. The payment was discussed and his payment arrived immediately after discussing terms. The blade was shipped out later that day. The knife was exactly as described and the installed handles were a huge upgrade! I couldn't imagine using this knife as a chopper with the stock scales even though they were included. The knife was in like new condition. I didnt take a microscope to it but to the naked eye it appeared unused. In all honestly it is sharper than the brand new Busse HT2 I just received. This sheath is a beast! It has a ton of extra space for what I would assume another smaller becker fits in and another space for large sharpening stone or whatever you want to put into it. If Rambo used this knife as his survival knife I'd imagine they would have had to hire at least 100 more cast extras to be sliced and diced by Sly with the BK9. Expect to receive what is advertised from Centuriator!