HIS HAT WAS AGLOW! The angry lad comes in the bottom of a leather case. There is original oxidation inside the mat, which makes me think that the vertical marks (barely seen on the dag) might have been a second effort by the guy?s maker to polish the surface. The retaped sixth plate has awesome contrast and impressive deep depth. I really don?t know what the golden ornamentation painted on his dark vest might have represented. If you like ?in your face? dags, this one will certainly be appropriate!