Takagi love/hate: when will it be thin enough?
I have a 240 MM Takagi honyaki gyuto from Japanese Wood Worker. I've posted elsewhere about my love for this knife. Now I'll post about my frustration with it. Here's where I stand.
I bought it used on FF w/ "considerable work already done on it." I've put in about nine hours thinning on a 400 grit stone. The knife is sharp, yes. But cutting an apple or potato, well, I might as well use a splitting maul because this thing mostly wedges.
So I'm wondering, how much do I need to thin this knife to get it to cut, not wedge? I don't expect a laser when it's done, but I do expect it to cut and not wedge.
From the edge up, these are the measurements, averaged from measures taken at heel, mid-blade and 2" from tip:
1/8" up from edge: .040"
1/4" up from edge: .060"
1/2" up from edge: .075"
Spine from handle to 2.5" from tip: .080"
I'm tired of wandering thru the wilderness and look to find a road out soon. What are reasonable goals, expectations, and processes to consider here. FWIW: I'm not going to buy a sander, but might send it out to be sanded thin if that's the best option.