The Odori looks nice - and looks good in your photo. Congrats. Yeah, I like that soft kind of stone, and the light-coloured slurry. I haven't tried
So here is where we are are after heat treat and a quick grind back. Showing 63hrc on the edge material, as the spine has 01 in the twists for contrast
Standard minimum is 10.5%Cr for passivation, but 13% is a generally agreed standard for normal use, and higher levels might be necessary depending on
Glad to hear you're happy with that Kochi suji. The profile looks nice in the photos on the site, a perfect curve for protein pull cuts.
What is the height at the heel?