I used to be in different to Hamons, mostly because I never really saw anything I liked then I began to see some pieces that caught my eye. I guess hamons are like women, you got to look at a lot of them until you find the one that tickles your fancy.http://www.fototime.com/0970C8419FA7A91/orig.jpg
I haven't lived the life I wanted, just the lives I needed too at the time.
I never really get into Hamons on kitchen knives, because the patina often covers it up.
But the big appeal of it is that it visually breaks up what is otherwise a uniform flat plane. If a uniform flat plane were visually captivating, there'd be art galleries full of blank canvases.
A hamon displays not only the makers patience, but his ability as well. Hamon's, when developed properly, are one of the most beautiful things in all of blade making. They display the skill levels of a maker, and as a maker, they are sometimes a pain. There is a lot of polishing involved in creating one. I personally love them.
Yeah. Some of those Wheeler hamons are pretty freaking cool.
Very interesting. They look unfinished to me but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.