Never had one of these yet. Looked this one over very closely on the eBay photos and decided it was probably in a lot nicer condition than it looked. It came today and yes, it's a lot nicer. I just can't figure out why the guy didn't at least wipe it off. All that white stuff on the scabbard and the grips came right off. The dark stuff on the blade is leather fuzz from the scabbard. Parkerized blade with maybe 50% finish left. No pitting or rust.

I shouldn't complain, I got it pretty reasonably.

Vintage WWII PAL RH 36 Made In USA fighting Bowie knife W/ Sheath | eBay