Hello, new to the forum here and happy to find it!
I honestly don't remember where I found this knife, rusted all to hell, with the tip broken off. I recently invested in my first whetstone, a King 250/1000 combo, and decided to finally get around to cleaning it up. Hit it with some bar-keeper's friend, ground a new tip, and took it to the stones. It cleaned up pretty nicely - I wish I had taken a 'before' pic of it!
I kind of like the remnants of rust pitting - gives it some character to be sure. It took a pretty sharp edge, considering my meager talents as a beginning sharpener. And it has already begun to develop a blue and copper patina.
I'm very curious when and where it came from, and what type of steel it is. Can anyone help me decipher this?