Scored a very nice worked back Bartmann. Little to no hone wear. A bit of corrosion, but nothing outrageous.
I gave my new find a caress, and then rubbed is a bit with acloth and polish to see what was what with the corrosion....
The tip corner came off right in my hand! Full hollow? Oh my yes!
Tip and scale tail nip-tuck.
Shortened the blade (now 2 1/4" cutting edge), but that made the scales look waaay too long for the blade. And the scales are cool 3-pin Bartmann originals. So, I shortened the scales in-situ, and went pinless there too. I usually like the blade to wedge to be a bit tighetr than this turned out, but what can you do sometimes.
There was a fair bit of pitting under that gold wash seen above, and due to my original tradgedy I did not go after it that agressively!. Semi-shine-satin finish. Still needs a honing and a test drive to see what this wafer-thin blade can do!