Scratches and symmetry don't bother me. Cut some cardboard with VG10 and you'll see a bunch of scratches.
I like my laminated blades and my non-laminated blades. I'm happy with both and neither is a deal breaker.
If anyone dislikes the scratches, the flip side of this is that the lamination steel is soft enough to easily fix with strops or stones. The added bonus of cleaning up the scratches, is that the blade will be thinned out over time, with each scratch removal thinning the blade a very slight bit more. Instead of the edge getting thicker over the years, it will stay the same, or improve, by thinning out.
sal wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:01 pm
...But in general, I'm all about high performance, Ergos, safety. That's why I've been accused of "deigning in the dark"...