Hiromoto AS Sujihiki Thin & Etch
These pictures show a Hiro AS suji that's been thinned and etched to bring out the new pattern created during the thinning process through cladding removal.
The kanji was only lightly stamped on one set and the other was etched in, both disappeared instantly as expected.
Each Hiro seems to offer up a different result when etched, I never know what I'll get. On this knife the stainless cladding became mottled looking but I got it to be smooth textured.
The pictures don;t show the knife sharpened, when this happens there will be a very small bevel on the right side and almost no bevel on the left.
This knife is going to displace food with it's mere presence. :D