Softening Zakuri, still rustic
It was Jon's Zakuri video that was the final pusher for me to get this 240mm blue #1. She has been behaving well, but Kurouchi finish has come off in some spots from slippage while polishing the bevel, particularly the left hand side. Choil has been rough for my middle finger. So I thought :idea2:, I should have soften her up a bit. A quick choil rounding and a bit of sanding on the body gives her a little softer, smoother look, still rustic though.
Usually an edge from this Blue #1 (and she is quite literally blue now) out of a Takashima is sharp and quite toothy. The cladding however, takes colour very quickly during usage. After a nice rub on Takashima, I gave her a mustard vinegar bath, just to get her half Andorian colour a head start.