|Patina only, no crud (dirt). Corrosion to a large degree. Blade has never been polishted of stripped, to you see the runs in the original lacquer all going the same way by the rivets? That was from hanging the blade and the wet lacquer ran some before hardening. Also see a thin (about 3/32" line) along the leading edge of the blade from the same lacquer excess. Both are good signs to me because it proves that the blade still has the original finish and has not been polished.
Last edited on Thu Apr 8th, 2021 12:02 am by Steve Stephens