I had purchased one of these knives from ebay before I found out that your company also had some. Trying to minimize my expenditures, I looked on Amazon, then I contacted you. The first knife I purchased was so beautiful that I wanted more. The three knives I purchased from your company were also very beautiful. The only problem I have with them is that, unlike the catalog photo, the stag horn grip was quite small. The circumference of my original purchase was 4" while the grips on all three of the knives I got from SMKW was 3". These do not provide a comfortable hand hold.
This is my second Colt D guard knife, the first being the Stone Mountain commorative. Both knives are obviously seconds/blems. The handle on the first one was so thick I had to spend hours with as Dremel to make it holdable.
This one, as the previous reviewer stated, is too narrow. The star on the pommel is disfigured. Basically a piece of crap. These, plus an axe I got from SMKW that was poorly finished, have made me decide not to buy anything from SMKW again.
I would also like to add that the hilt is so narrow on its bottom edge that it is uncomfortable.
The stag handle is half as wide as the one in the ad. It's so narrow as to be a poor grip.