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Von blewitt
01-26-2013, 06:24 PM
Does anyone have any experience stripping the Kuro uchi finish off a Carter?
I'm considering removing the KU and rounding the spine and putting a hand rubbed finnish on my 180mm funayuki. I'm just concerned how reactive the cladding will be once it's exposed?
Any experience would be greatly appreciated

turbochef422
01-26-2013, 07:35 PM
I'm not a big fan of taking it off. Once you do it they are never the same. They don't react the way they should.

SpikeC
01-27-2013, 02:18 PM
Isn't the cladding stainless?

Pensacola Tiger
01-27-2013, 02:42 PM
Isn't the cladding stainless?

Not on Carter's KU knives.

Removing the kuru-uchi finish will expose soft iron, which is fairly reactive.

EdipisReks
01-27-2013, 07:50 PM
i removed the KU finish on a Yoshihiro, and the cladding was quite reactive, though i was eventually able to pacify it with multiple etches with barkeeper's friend.

Mike9
01-27-2013, 08:00 PM
I took the KU finish off a Tojiro ITK Petty and it took a while for it to settle down after.

Benuser
01-27-2013, 10:55 PM
No personal experience or knowledge at all. Just remember someone explaining that the soft iron won't take a patina.

DwarvenChef
01-28-2013, 06:46 AM
The soft iron will eventually calm down but only with a heavy patina. I have not seen a stripped KU keep a polished look and function well.

Jmadams13
01-28-2013, 09:49 AM
I have two Tijiro ITK knives with the KU stripped. Took FOREVER to slow down, and still acts up on onions at times. But now that it has slowed down a bit, it's much much better than the KU that came on these knives, and let's the White #2 shine without the cappy finish to take away from the enjoyment when using (those of us who know, the Tojiro KU is awful) but I'm not sure how the cladding will be on a carter.

Hattorichop
01-28-2013, 01:15 PM
I purchased a Carter KU wa-bocho from his clearance section. He removed the kuru-uchi finish on this knife himself and i've had no problems with it.

Von blewitt
02-16-2013, 11:56 PM
I decided to strip the KU and see what happens, just used sandpaper & micro mesh pads. It's still rustic, but near mirror in parts. I polished the secondary bevel on red aoto & also added a machi. I'm really happy with it, I'll see how reactive it is and report backhttp://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/59621A50-5959-4D8A-9F72-F53608128BDF-1246-000001E4C6296478_zps3777016f.jpg

knyfeknerd
02-17-2013, 12:20 AM
The picture makes it look really pretty, the blade I mean.
I hope it doesn't react too badly with any foods.
You gotta get a new handle on that thing though, is that a plastic ferrule?
Don't take me seriously, I hate plastic on knives.
The steel looks really great though, good job. Was it difficult to remove?

JBroida
02-17-2013, 12:27 AM
I decided to strip the KU and see what happens, just used sandpaper & micro mesh pads. It's still rustic, but near mirror in parts. I polished the secondary bevel on red aoto & also added a machi. I'm really happy with it, I'll see how reactive it is and report backhttp://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/59621A50-5959-4D8A-9F72-F53608128BDF-1246-000001E4C6296478_zps3777016f.jpg

i think you may be misunderstanding what a machi is... what do you mean by it?

Von blewitt
02-17-2013, 12:50 AM
The picture makes it look really pretty, the blade I mean.
I hope it doesn't react too badly with any foods.
You gotta get a new handle on that thing though, is that a plastic ferrule?
Don't take me seriously, I hate plastic on knives.
The steel looks really great though, good job. Was it difficult to remove?

It came off really easily with 120 grit paper, then 180,240,400,600,800 and micro mesh

I hope to have this handle ( by hattorichop) mounted by the end of the week :)http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/A816B380-D3DA-4BAA-B97A-020107BB449C-1246-000001F1792CD787_zps368f588a.jpg

miketayl0r
02-17-2013, 12:50 AM
that handle issss uggggllllyyyy. blade looks great though! nice work

Von blewitt
02-17-2013, 12:53 AM
i think you may be misunderstanding what a machi is... what do you mean by it?

Maybe.... I filed down the tang to form a shoulder, I thought that was a machi? http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/huwjones1983/2464D86F-C9D4-45A6-B7CF-0D4710ABD548-1246-000001F17A503029_zps2a78406a.jpg

Lefty
02-17-2013, 01:03 AM
Kinda depends on the result of the filing. If there's a little gap on the spine and choil, just in front of the ferrule, you've got a machi. I know this because I am not fluent in Japanese. What?

Von blewitt
02-17-2013, 01:06 AM
Kinda depends on the result of the filing. If there's a little gap on the spine and choil, just in front of the ferrule, you've got a machi. I know this because I am not fluent in Japanese. What?

OK now I get it :) word of warning if you google image search "machi" that's not what you get hahaha

knyfeknerd
02-17-2013, 01:09 AM
Can't wait to see it with Karl's handle. Good score.

Lefty
02-17-2013, 02:29 PM
I'm googling machi...now!

Don Nguyen
02-17-2013, 03:41 PM
Just shows a bunch of ecchi manga stuff?