I hope I'm not out of line... and I certainly don't want to step on anyone's toes... but that is a beautiful knife and seeing as I have NO IDEA about custom blades - can you give a price range of what something like that would cost? Even drop me a PM if I'm breaking any rules here.
Nothing pleases me more than to see that great little hamon line too...you just don't see that work done much anymore and a lot of folks don't understand what it means. IT'S BEAUTIFUL KNIFE ~ WELL DONE!
I'd keep that one.
ya man that's the thing, most makers shine blades up. I think the hamons look better if they are a little more subtle. I guess everyone has their own thing. You know the only ones I've kept were plain as hell but they work so good as hunting knives. One day I'll make me a pretty one.