The plan is only to polish the “primary” bevel, if you can call it that.. I’m intending to leave the KU as is. Just that sandblasted part is gritty as all hell, creates a lot of friction.
you are right about the rest of the blade tho, there’s significant pitting and unevenness that would require a ton of work to polish up.
Ah. couldn’t even tell that it was really ku in that light. In that case, I’d worry a little about getting the transition to look good, if there’s no shinogi or anything.