Our grading terminology
We list the products on our website as New/Unissued, Super Grade, Grade 1 and Original / DISTRESSED
Unissued = just that, but may have been in storage for many years. New items are very recently manufactured items which have never been issued to the intended military of civilian force it was meant to be issued to.
Super Grade = fantastic condition previously issued old stock.
Grade 1 = obviously pre-owned, and with very minor signs of wear or repair.
Original / DISTRESSED = heavily used, possible repairs, marks and wear but still serviceable. Original is really a reminder that we received these items and have done nothing to process them, check for faults, or size the quantity. So, as we originally received them.