As a pirate vessel, Hamron’s ship, The Hatchet, is meant to inspire fear upon sight. So I designed it to look kinda hatchet-y: all sweeping curves that end in sharp points, so that it looks more aggressive, as well as more maneuverable, than a freighter ship like the Khoruysa Brimia. It also has markings on it as I figured all known pirates would have their own jolly-roger-like symbols, so they could “fly their flags” when attacking.
A couple readers didn’t seem to get the gag in the second panel since they didn’t actually notice the teeny, tiny scar on Hamron’s cheek. But then I guess that’s kinda the point, so it doesn’t really bug me if people miss it the first time around.