sure wish they didn't put those useless pock marks in the blade though, just gives rust a home.
That right there is what sent my HB back to the retailer from whence it came: stupid fake forge hammer marks! It made my HB look stupid. Mine also had grind marks across the blade (just about where the blade's edge got sharpened) where this stupid finish started and about an inch (or less) of 'normal' blade came outta the handle.
And it wasn't that dimpled blade thing on the website when I ordered it. Huh. It sure is now.
I see from these pics that your's, Swamphanger, does not have the same thing, and your blade looks very good. At least the faux finish goes right up to the handle. Nice looking blade.