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Sambal
02-17-2013, 11:22 AM
From what I've read, Migaki is a more polished finish than Kasumi. But how are these two finishing processes done? And what's the difference? I'd appreciate it if you'd share your knowledge on this. Thanks in advance.

maxim
02-17-2013, 11:26 AM
I think it is the same

JBroida
02-17-2013, 03:02 PM
not exactly... different makers will mean different things by it, but literally migaki means polished and kasumi means misty

maxim
02-17-2013, 07:07 PM
Jon is migaki not more a term for sword polishing not knives ? I can be wrong here as i never use these words :)

JBroida
02-17-2013, 10:43 PM
nope... just means polished.... pretty standard word... kasumi means mist, but it ends up having more specialized meaning in the knife world

Sambal
02-18-2013, 12:33 AM
So, is a migaki as polished as a mirror finish? In practical usage isn't a migaki finish knife very difficult to maintain if one wants to keep the original finish? If so then why are knives made with a migaki finish?

JBroida
02-18-2013, 12:39 AM
migaki can vary in meaning from maker to maker and context to context. It could mean mirror polished, but it could also mean not kurouchi (in the sense that the kurouchi has been polished off).

Sambal
02-19-2013, 01:13 AM
Thanks Jon and Maxim.