I don't usually polish a switchblade. If you do have to use it for its intended fate, the cops will drop it in an evidence bag. However, you'll still be alive.
But I paid a king's ransom for this knife. In the old days you would pay between 4 and 9 dollars, that was for a precision, Sicilian, handmade knife.
In looking at this knife, it did not have an edge that would cut anything, and the tip was actually a bit rounded. It was the tip that bothered me the most, as a switchblade is a stabbing weapon, like a gladius.
However, I was planning an a quick polish, not my life's work! Yikes, everything was off, front to back, and right to left. The tip from 5/8s of an inch back must have been made for someone else's blade.
I left the angle o the bevel "as is." Much like my Prequel, this switchblade will most likely slice my wife's dinner. And more to the 'point,' the tip is now a needle.
The final finish is slurry--after all, a client might buy it because it has to be the sharpest switchblade in the western hemisphere.
My wife is out for the shank of the day with her girl friends. She doesn't have to know I sank 500 bucks in time and materials into a 110 dollar switchblade...
Edit (Notice in the middle photo that this knife is a "1st Run).