Wow, that is just awesome!!! What was the final stone used?? Or stone progression if you don't mind me asking? That is a really nice and clean contrast there!!
if i can recall, i finished on my suita or takashima
Thanks! I just keep staring at it :)
i forgot to take a before pic of this one, but this one started out with about 2mm missing from the tip and a very large (long) 1.5mm-2mm or so chunk of the edge missing. After some initial sharpening, i saw that this yanagiba also had horrible high and low spots. It took much longer to fix than i had planned :(
Looks perfect now!
here are all 3 of the single bevel knives i sharpened today... the far right and far left ones were rehandled as well (ho wood octagon handles)
Man, I love that look of the blade road and the contrast!!