First time restoring, I found a Kropp ground in Sheffield straight in a very rusty condition. The scales had a previous owners name scratched in as well. I sanded the blade and scales to 1200 and made a new spacer from amber as the old one just seemed to be an ugly piece of lead. I'm not a fan of highly polished blades but will try with my next one so I can be sure I'm not just taking an easy way out with the satin finish. It shaves very nicely, quite a different feel to my dovo stainless blade.