7/18/18 - This is an original WW1 boot knife. The blade is maker stamped "Gottlieb Hammesfahr" on one side, and imperial proof stamped on the reverse side. The blade is clean and unsharpened. The original leather stopper is in tact, but is somewhat worn. The wood handle is original and in tact with no cracks or chips. Comes with an original scabbard with no dents. Most likely has been repainted a while ago, and some of that paint is chipping. The leather frog is original and in tact. Guaranteed original and authentic.