Very nice... it looks like it really brought out the grain in the wood. While I don't like a glossy finish on wood, a satin finish on wood sanded down like you did, to "really fine" grit looks fantastic. Almost like you can see down into it...Spent a little time today on my previously 'brushed' Ironwood Mustang. Used some strips of 1000, 1500, and 2000 grit sandpaper - and then a few polishes with some Mother's Mag & Aluminum Polish. I'm pretty happy with the results.
I do not know what you traded but you got something pretty nice in return Greg. Congrats !!!!I missed out on the recent 74 drop but was fortunate enough acquire this one in trade thanks to a fellow forum member. Got it in yesterdays mail
and polished it up this morning to get a bit of sheen. Flitzed the bolster scratches out and hit the scales with some 1000 grit w/d sandpaper.
Coated scales with a beeswax and mineral oil mix, followed up with paste wax. No issues with this one that I can find, excellent blade centering,
perfect pulls and snap, nicely fitted shield, gapless liners, etc. My first knife with burl wood scales, can't stop admiring it.
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I do not know what you traded but you got something pretty nice in return Greg. Congrats !!!!