I just bought a BK2 from Hugins, havnt received it yet but he had stripped the black coating and put a forced patina on it. Im new to this and have done some research and watched vids on youtube but would like some of your opinions on this. Do you do it? Do you believe it helps or just for looks? I have to say I do like some of the designs Ive seen. Does it require resharpening or reshaping the blade afterward? If it doesnt turn out to my liking can it be polished out and done over again. Thanx.