I have a damascus steel 150mm petty which has some cosmetic scratches due to sharpening, I don't mind having them, but I would like to re-handle this knife so for this occasion I decided to remove them.
What should be the best approach for this task? This is what I have in mind:
1. 0000 steel wool together with some polishing compound (I have autosol) to remove the scratches
2. Clean the blade from fingerprints or anything else using alcohol
3. use the hot vinegar bath technique to enhance the damascus pattern...