Snapped a few beauty shots today. These sure aren't going to be confused for boutique axes, but they've got the rough-and-tumble look of a respectable tool meant to be used. The head floats dead horizontal when the handle is laid in open palms. Some rough cosmetics with the factory grinding, but nothing a little end-user spit shining wouldn't clear up. Pretty incredible that they're able to put these out at such an economical price point. I ground in a nice smooth convex cheek on this one using the contact wheel of my belt grinder using the same pulsing forward-and-back strokes that one would use on a conventional grinding wheel--a good example of which is shown in the now-famous film footage of Emerson & Stevens before its closure. If the aluminum wedge on the handle of this one ever loosens up I'll be taking the opportunity to gussy it up a bit before rehanging it.