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JBroida
02-13-2013, 08:20 PM
We're re-handling this knife here in the store, and i was cleaning it up... i thought it might be fun to play around with the polish a bit and bring out the hamon in an interesting way...

some pictures of the results:
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/823583_10151330326743860_1798559800_o.jpg

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/823586_10151330326748860_1153182129_o.jpg

Salty dog
02-13-2013, 08:23 PM
You have my attention.

Mine is so in need of the spa.

EdipisReks
02-13-2013, 08:30 PM
that looks great, Jon! what was the process?

mhlee
02-13-2013, 08:31 PM
Wow. Nice work, Jon!

JBroida
02-13-2013, 08:32 PM
just using some stones/powders that work well for polishing softer steel but not harder steel... thats it

EdipisReks
02-13-2013, 08:42 PM
what stones and powders! Jacob as a honyaki, now, so Jacob needs to know. :)

JBroida
02-13-2013, 08:56 PM
sorry, but a guy has to have some secrets ;)

Customfan
02-13-2013, 09:02 PM
'Cmon! Pleasseeeeeee?

:popcorn:

mpukas
02-13-2013, 09:06 PM
awesome

EdipisReks
02-13-2013, 09:26 PM
sorry, but a guy has to have some secrets ;)

:-\

wsfarrell
02-13-2013, 10:23 PM
In the spirit of sharing, here's a link to a youtube video where a knifemaker polishes out a hamon. Long story short:

1.vinegar etch
2. polish with 5 micron aluminum oxide powder in water with a hard rubber block
3. lemon juice etch
4. repeat #2
5. polish with 8k (1 micron) micro-mesh.

At around 17:30 he shows the finished blade, and it will knock your socks off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFBLM2P5y78

Justin0505
02-13-2013, 10:42 PM
just using some stones/powders that work well for polishing softer steel but not harder steel... thats it

Translation:
Just some ancient runes/fairy dust and magic incantations that work well for frustrating anyone that will every try to imitate my bad-arsery. :razz:

brainsausage
02-13-2013, 11:23 PM
sorry, but a guy has to have some secrets ;)

Just take the tassels off already and show us the goods dammit!!!

The hekler
02-13-2013, 11:48 PM
I don't know what's more amazing the job you did polishing to reveal the hamon or the craftsmanship of such a detailed hamon in the first place. Keep your secrets to yourself you have a business to run and it will only add to your mysticism when all of us here try and duplicate your results and fail.

chuck239
02-14-2013, 04:56 AM
Jon,

Why don't both of my Honyaki's look like this?!?! I am at your shop to often for you to play with other knives like that! Is it the patina on my knives that made you think twice? haha The knife looks amazing.... That isn't the masamoto honyaki you had in shop when I was there last is it?!?

-Chuck

TamanegiKin
02-14-2013, 04:59 AM
Looks dope!

TheDispossessed
02-14-2013, 08:16 AM
lookin sweet

Mike Davis
02-14-2013, 12:16 PM
Looks amazing Jon, great work!

JBroida
02-14-2013, 04:56 PM
It's the one you saw with the handle I was going to remove... I can do this to yours if you want

Don Nguyen
02-15-2013, 12:59 AM
Woooooowee, that is stunning.

Lefty
02-16-2013, 11:29 AM
Sexy! I'm envisioning a Davis W2 gyuto with a polish like that...I just wet myself.