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    The variables that i can think of is a)the amount...

    The variables that i can think of is a)the amount of 1000 grit mud on the stone b) pressure applied to polish c) over polishing as it leaves less or none of the 1000 grit striations. The smoother...
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    cld it possibly be this? ...

    cld it possibly be this?

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/737086-How-to-get-a-very-black-and-high-definition-damascus-Step-by-step!
    rgds d
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    I am of the view that a knife is too short a...

    I am of the view that a knife is too short a range weapon and you need to be trained to be able to use it.

    Your question.. As a chef.. if it is after or before work it is yr right to be carrying...
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    Hey thanks for relating yr experience and...

    Hey

    thanks for relating yr experience and trouble to isolate the probable cause. IT also means that Kasumi knives shld also not be washed with really hot water.

    a)It got me to searching for the...
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    Welcome Joe.. D

    Welcome Joe..
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    The way I see it.. your options open are as...

    The way I see it.. your options open are as follows:-

    a) Watanabe offers to fix it at the cost of shipment both ways which in his eyes is generous enough; rightly or wrongly. THus if you must...
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    Friction fit saya Japanese Knives. As far as I...

    Friction fit saya Japanese Knives.

    As far as I know, unless it is a very special knife, the sayas are contracted out in bulk adn thus not custom made for that very knife. Being handmade knives...
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    you may want to "loosen the saya" if needed for...

    you may want to "loosen the saya" if needed for future use by sanding it down a bit... ruler wrapped with sand paper or use a saw without handles ti remove the objectionable part..

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    it it works why not? I wld choose the route of...

    it it works why not? I wld choose the route of using sand paper say starting with 220 grit and dropping to 120 if progress is too slow on a shaped block of wood with some curvature backed by leather...
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    My view.. 2000 grit wld be a small progression...

    My view.. 2000 grit wld be a small progression unless you are still in steel removal mode. 3k wld be logical as you already hv 5k stones.

    Try mixing the grits with your current stone , ..use the...
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    tks for the pics.. a very even ura.. no high...

    tks for the pics.. a very even ura.. no high spots and so there goes my theory.

    It there is a warp.. there will be a portion that will not make contact with the stone ( knife to stone)

    have...
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    just a thought to verify the grinding on the...

    just a thought to verify the grinding on the hollow side. If it is grounded evenly. when sharpened flat, only the top of spine and the edge shld be shining. Wld be great if you would post such a...
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    I use a 220 grit belt also. Set up the grinder at...

    I use a 220 grit belt also. Set up the grinder at 10 degrees vertically so that as long as i hold the blade perpendicular to ground, I shld be grinding at 10 degrees. There are times that i try to...
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    Eventually you will get there..... Is there a need for it to be perfect at this very moment? Why waste steel? IT it performs to your expectations.... cuts nicely with precision as it is suppose to, ...
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    I do use the 1000 grit stone to raise mud and...

    I do use the 1000 grit stone to raise mud and sharpen as normal. Yu will still get the better finish with a bite.

    SX, i use a 600 grit stone a cheap one as it is not too course on the surface of...
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    It does look like Malaysian Ebony aka Sabah...

    It does look like Malaysian Ebony aka Sabah ebony.. I may be wrong. I picked up some green ones a month back whilst wondering in Pahang area. Looking at the grains of those that I bought.. it may not...
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    Hey.. I am in the process of drying out such a...

    Hey.. I am in the process of drying out such a piece as i picked up a Tembusu ( in Malaysia) aka Burmese yellow heart. MY attraction to it is that it is a solid big 1 piece end grain from a large...
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    INfo .. which may be useful.. I opened my...

    INfo .. which may be useful..

    I opened my Magblock to see how it was mounted as I plan to make a longer one adn I learnt that the magnets are mounted on a piece of metal plate/bar ; entire length...
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    I am guilty of using cheap stones below 1000 grit...

    I am guilty of using cheap stones below 1000 grit for as said.. they are just abrasives.

    at 200 grit and below it is serious steel removal for damaged edge or to reprofile the edge and i normally...
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    congrats on yr new toy... 1. I try at least...

    congrats on yr new toy...

    1. I try at least try "inflate" the scale by soaking it in mineral oil. Pour some mineral oil into a thin bottle, place the knife handle in and por in oil till teh...
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    10 minutes will give you a satisfactory result......

    10 minutes will give you a satisfactory result...
    I dont take too much time chasing the kasumi haze.. Only at the very end after all the thinning and sharpening, I will use mud from 1000 grit stone...
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    so true.. I am still using my Palmgren 2x42...

    so true..

    I am still using my Palmgren 2x42 inch belt sander though I have been using 1 inch wide belts primarily for sharpening and the speed is 1750rpm which is a little too fast for my liking...
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    I believe that if you can successfully raise...

    I believe that if you can successfully raise burrs on both sides... you can sharpen knives as it is all about steel removal

    The second part is to remove the burrs so that 2 planes meet and a...
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    IF I remember correctly, the blade height of a...

    IF I remember correctly, the blade height of a sakimaru is narrower as compared to a regular yanagi and those with a kiretsuke tip and hence the weight adn thus feel and how it cuts on firmer /hard...
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    Have tried both stainless Masahiro Yanagi and...

    Have tried both stainless Masahiro Yanagi and Usuba.. their entry level. Tried to live with carbon knives.. Unfortunately not my cup of tea.. the cleaning part.

    In my quest for a stainless...
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