Or not, was cheap and impatient with the red dye and stabilizing cycle ended up with Salmon (pink) scales. Real low quality Birdseye Maple that has maybe one eye per side. Blade was partially polished before temper and cold bluing applied, as it sits this is the third application and blade has been buffed once. Going to do a bunch of cleanup on the details and start planning a sheath. You take a picture in direct sunlight and wow the stuff that shows itself. This is one going to the craftsman sale in November unless the daughter steals it.