A 25" Sirupati, "Now that's a knife!!!" After handling a 20" Sirupati, I was definitely impressed, I can't imagine a 25"er. I'm sure that you'll be happy with it. If you really want to get it looking good (get rid of the scratching, etc.) put it on the buffing wheel. I got a 20" General Utility Villager that was pretty rough. After working on it with the buffer (coarse, medium, and finally fine - jeweler's rouge), it really looks like a different knife. I also took the chakma from totally unpolished to mirror smooth. If you have any really deep scatches, I recommend wet/dry automotive sandpaper. I just kept trying coarser and coarser grits until I could get the scratches out, then went back up the scale to get out the scratches that the paper put in. After all this, again, repeat with the buffing wheel and 3 compounds. You will spend a little time, but in the end, it will definitely be worth it!!! (Plus, it does allow for more fondling time... Anyway, have fun and please post the results if/when you get to hack some stuff up. I'd imagine that the results will be pretty impressive.
'He's losin' it... (Words spoken about me by a visitor seeing me with my Khuk!)
Lucky for them I'm not...