As much as viable, yes. After doing a bunch, you’ll get a feel for the metal’s tolerance. As you probably know by now, it has ZERO give. When you try to clean the last bit of flash from the spearpoints, you need to make sure you are not putting any lateral stress at all on the spear.
There’s a knack to it.
One main word of advice: DON’T BE PERFECTIONIST. It really doesn’t pay at this scale, because you are going for mass effect. So a little nubbin of flash here and there… fuck it. Let sleeping dogs lie.
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!