Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I don't think it's a very old process for knives, so would it disqualify an otherwise traditional blade ? Say a stainless case stockman or sodbuster had such a blade finish, is it still traditional ? I ask because I'm contemplating taking this " borderline " knife over into the traditional category, but if the blade finish still disqualifies it then I'll forget it.