Can the stock finish of a carbon OE knife like a Masamoto or Aritsugu be easily rubbed out? Or would I need to go through a progression of wet/dry papers and polishes? IIRC I saw in one of Salty's videos that he polished the engraved side of his Masamoto KS gyuto...
Aesthetically I love the forge scale knives. I don't really enjoy a mirror finish. I don't like when the scratches stand out so much. My knives are usually reasonably sharp but tend to get pretty scratched up from sharpening/daily line use.