A nice overview of the 5 different types of knife finishes you can choose from. Whether your a knife maker or knife collector, whether you like Japanese knives or western knives, whether you want intricate or hefty....the more you learn the more you realise you don't know.
Here's a nice overview of steel finishes...
1. Sumingashi / Damascus
2. Migaki / Polished
3. Tsuchime / Hand Hammered
4. Nashiji / Pear Skin
5. Kurouchi / Blacksmiths Finish