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ptolemy
08-01-2011, 04:16 AM
Hi guys.
Borrowing Dave's pic to illustrate my point (I hope you don't mind). I assume that was done via Japanese natural store or any other natural stone which doesn't have precise grit like artificial ones. Or if it?

I have a 6k grit stone and I can get it to mirror without an issue but it's kinda straight, but I want to try to create that effect.

Thanks :)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010010-10.jpg

JBroida
08-01-2011, 04:59 AM
are you talking about the wavy dark line? thats the cladiding between the stainless lamination and carbon core on this knife... the color is brought out in etching

WillC
08-01-2011, 05:09 AM
Aye as above its a San mai. The wave effect of the weld line comes from the manner in which the 3 layer billet is forged down to size and the tools used.
You can see the polished bevel which is a straight line on the edge.

ptolemy
08-01-2011, 06:32 AM
Oh, that's what I was afraid of. Appriciate the insight gentlemen :)

ThEoRy
08-01-2011, 12:49 PM
The core steel on the Hiromoto does look really cool with a good etch. Maybe we should all have one?

ptolemy
08-01-2011, 07:27 PM
The core steel on the Hiromoto does look really cool with a good etch. Maybe we should all have one?


Yes! I am still stuck with 8" Henckels chefs :D