I'm working on this new piece that is some steel I got from a guy in trade for services. The steel is a "Damascus" from Pakistan that he got somewhere but I have no clue what the actual steel is. This piece actually had a really ugly forge weld that didn't weld right in a hollow grind so I had to reshape the blade and grind it to a flat grind profile to get rid of it. I was actually able to heat treat it and get a good temper on it. So I'm hoping with that background information on this steel might help those of you with good experience in the steels.
The photos here show how far I've gotten on finishing the etch, but was hoping that someone might have a few suggestions on how to make it nicer. My process was to etch in FeCl (50/50 mix) for 10 min and then wet sand with 1200grit. I know that it probably doesn't have any form of nickel steel in it that would provide a nice contrast, but was hoping to do something with it anyways.
Any help is appreciated.