5/15/18 - This is an original 1944 dated softshell style P.38 holster. The holster was made at the end of WW2, and is stamped on the back leather with a "bla" maker code, 1944 date, and waffen eagle WaA159 military acceptance proof. The black leather is soft and pliable with some normal exterior scuffing, but no major issues. The stitching is all original except for a line of replacement stitching for the side flap that's attached to the main body of leather. This is completely replacement - one can tell because of the slightly reddish color of thread (shown on the exterior of the stitching). Otherwise this is all original and excellent. Priced accordingly.