Fine condition SS marked police officer sword. The SS runes are on the ricasso on the opposite side from the WKC maker mark. This is a large step up from the little proofs often found on the scabbard throat or bottom of guard and suggests a tighter SS connection. Early style matte finish blade has some minor spotting near the handle and around the ricasso markings. The business near the tip in one photograph is just dried oil. These are shown in photographs and are, as always on my site, exaggerated by my heavy flash photography. I don't want customers to be unpleasantly surprised so I use this form of photography to make any damage more obvious then it actually may be. Besides the spotting near the handle, the blade is just beautiful and buttery smooth. The grip, wire wrap and police eagle inset are gorgeous. D guard has some mild oxidation but certainly nothing out of control and should improve with a little bit of oil treatment. Blade is straight and undented. The paint is solid throughout with only a couple of spots of very minor usage wear. I know when I describe edged weapons they always come out sounding terrible but this really is a very nice sword and customer will be happy.