View Full Version : Shigefusa refurbishment

09-23-2013, 05:48 PM
Here is a sneak peak of the Shigefussa refurbishment I promised a while back. I've put about 3 hours into it, so far, and removed a lot of metal (about 3 grams), but only about .15mm of height, and almost all of that was correcting the heel, which had a hole. I own this knife, now, so I'll be a bit more aggressive than I would have been previously. So far I've used a DMT XC, DMT C and Beston 500, having done about 80% of the thinning and a rough refinish to remove the diamond scratches. I'll do more thinning and refinement on a Chosera 1k, then round any sharp edges, re-finish, and then sharpen. I've documented each step, and I'll post a guide, at the end. You might notice a bend in the knife on the original tip pic: that isn't an illusion, though it is exaggerated in the picture. It's perfectly straight, now. The choil is also thinner and more refined in geometry than you can see, due to bad lighting in my kitchen this time of day. My final pics will be in sunlight. Thanks go to my new hand ortho, who finally figured out what was wrong with my thumb, and took 90% of the pain away with a needle in just the right place.

here is the sneak peak gallery (http://imgur.com/a/fbfiL).

09-23-2013, 05:57 PM
Awesome. It now looks quite a fair bit thinner.

09-23-2013, 05:59 PM
Nice work, ER. :thumbsup:

09-23-2013, 06:06 PM
Thanks guys! I'd love to handle an unadulterated 240 kasumi Shig to compare, once I'm done, but I'm out of things to sell in order to buy new knives!

09-23-2013, 06:14 PM
Big difference. Nice!

09-23-2013, 07:37 PM
Looks great Jacob. Love to see some cutting reviews.

09-23-2013, 07:48 PM
I'll finish it in the next couple days, and do so. I think it's going to be really nice, and quite different from the Heijis.

09-24-2013, 05:02 AM
It's a looker, again. Nice work, already!

Brad Gibson
09-24-2013, 05:10 AM
Insanely thin and a beautiful knife!

09-24-2013, 06:39 AM
Quite different than "before." I love modifying stuff to suit my needs.................

09-24-2013, 05:12 PM
Looks like a REAL cutter! BEAUTIFUL!!!

09-24-2013, 05:54 PM
I'm about done with it, right now, I think. Here are a couple more teasers: album (http://imgur.com/a/pU6XN). It's not as asymmetric as the looks in the choil shot, the light just caught the rounded edge in a funny way.

It cuts very, very well.

09-24-2013, 09:13 PM
Very nice job! Are you feeling a bit of Shig love yet? I'm sure it cuts very well.

09-24-2013, 09:17 PM
I've always loved my Shigs. I love this Shig much more than my last Shig, because this Shig hadn't been ruined before I got my hands on it (it was thick as hell, but profile was good), and I'm truly qualified to work on a Shig, these days, unlike when I last bought one (which was ruined, anyway, and the person who bought it got a knife that cut well, at a good price with a great custom handle, but needed to be turned into a 210). It's a great cutter. Still not as good as my Heijis, but I really like it.

09-25-2013, 11:35 PM
Nice work Jacob. Thanks for sharing.