The blade steel is Aldo's W-2. It was forged, normalized, heated to 1450 degrees for 6 minutes and quenched in room temperature Parks 50. Then tempered twice at 450 degrees for two hours.
The blade was completely covered with a very thin layer of satanite, then as you can see in the first picture some more satanite was added to the back and side of the blade.
The blade was etched in FeCl 1-3 mixture with water for five , five minute etches. ]
The blade was polished with Flitz.
As you can see from the finished blade the hamon is muddied, and not very clear at all.
Any ideas as to what I need to do?