So I heat treated the golok/machete (gonna have to name it, that's getting old) today. I coated it and went for a sloppy hammon, which I kind of like versus a nice neat squiglly line.
Anyway, this is what it looks like after tempering and hitting it with a 120 grit belt on the grinder.
I'm actually thinking of leaving it just like this, only sanding up to 400 grit and leaving the hammon rough and scaly looking. As opposed to shining it all up and having a subtle hammon.
What do you guys think? Clean it up or leave it rough?
Last edited by Iz; 01-11-2011 at 08:19 PM.
I like it like that Looks old world ish!
LEAVE IT ROUGH OH PLEASE LEAVE IT ROUGH!!!!!!!!!
Gotta leave it rough that thing looks like a sappling killing machine, way to gnarley of a tool to polish up
"The coward believes he will live forever If he holds back in the battle, But in old age he shall have no peace Though spears have spared his limbs ." - Havamal
I personally love it, you know you almost could go hang with Slicer, the Pork swordsman, fighting of trolls and such in the woods.
That is sweet. Leave it rough brotha.