Looks like a perfectly good UD finish carbon fork to me.I rode a rougher trail today and that sealed the deal--I'm officially hooked on riding rigid. I love the lighter bike for the climbs, and the downs are more fun than ever having to use technique and finesse (and occasionally less speed).
I sent Whisky an email yesterday regarding the blemishes, and didn't get a reply. Since their website has about 5 pages bragging about how "hardworking" they are, I'm a little surprised they didn't respond. I'm starting to wish I bought the Niner fork instead.
Here's a picture in lighting which really highlights one of the "patches". It's like this fork was damaged and repaired, or there was a manufacturing defect they needed to hide. I probably shouldn't be riding it, but I don't see any signs of weakness or structural problems.
I took mine off for a while and it looks identical; it weighs 550 grams with toe cap, bolt, crown race, etc. Off the bike, it feels scary light!