German Land Customs Officers dagger, Reproduction. Originals are tough pieces to find and a great addition to your collection! The bright blade on this one looks great! The acid etched thermometer "F. W. Holler Solingen" maker mark is beautifully executed! The crossgrain is stunning as it runs the full length of the blade. The tip is perfect as is the fit! The blade rates Exc++. It shows age grey and surface scratches throughout. The original buffer pad continues to remain intact. The blue pebbled leather covered scabbard looks great but is the first indicator that this is a reproduction. It is the wrong shape. But beautifully done. The three silver washed slanted scabbard fittings show the correct chased line and good fittings.The scabbard fits snugly up against the hilt. The silver washed upswept Customs eagle is a nice touch! The aluminum based, ferrule and pommel depict beautiful detail as well with the proud standing oak leaves and acorns throughout. A quality reproduction, striking piece worthy of your collection until an original comes along.