"God is in the details"!
People thought I was nuts when I demanded ALL surfaces of cherry/teak/fire birch be finished to wetsanded oil 400G in my house...
"Who will know?" they said..
Best craftsmen I ever met made 3 long swords a year, but made small knives the rest of the time...Met him at Freeport Knife when he was selling a 5" Damascus blade with Macassar Ebony handle, and beautifully done sheath with rattlesnake insert.
The owner was saying to the small older Korean gentleman...
"You know, here in the United States, our Bladesmiths sign their work...you'll get a better price for your work if you do."
The Korean gentleman smiled softly and said..
"I DID sign it...on the tang"
I bought it on the spot!
HE knew it was his!