It's not rough,it's charactor! A clean and a proper sharpening,and it'll be a great user,with real history
That's fantastic mate Nothing beats your first sak Sent from the astropathic choir.
Nar, leave them on there.
Don't blame you there. Maybe if done lightly, but I am not sure.
I would just leave it as it is...and it sure is a keeper, being your first and all. That knife tells some stories. I wouldn't change a thing on it.