Polishing on that Tamahagene Kato continue
Managed to make handle with brass mammoth ivory, Marks super hard rare redwood and bamboo pin.
Soft Cedar Saya not to scratch the blade.
I still need to make hadori polishing, the hardest part :fanning:
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man, that does look nice!
Very interesting, I love how you can see the folds as eyelets towards the un ground section and more tight layers where its ground gives us little clues to how its made and the time involved to forge it. It takes some polish to show the folds out and the hamon with out any etching, Will the final fine grit bring back the hamon a little?
I did try to etch other blade i had but it dose not work that way with Tamahagene, Acid or any other etching dose simply not show all details in Tamahagene :(
Hamon will be reviled best after Hadori, basically it will make harder part very hazy and softer part remains like now
Wow I really love that handle shape and length.
Beautiful work. I can't wait to see the end result.
Is this the new standard finish we can expect from JNS? :laugh:
It took me only 15 days total so fare and its only 80mm
Originally Posted by mzer
that is stunning. makes you think its damascus. Great job.
quick iphone pics of Hadori
or start of making Hadori , bringing up the Hamon with softest Uchigomori