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    Senior Member Von blewitt's Avatar
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    I decided to strip the KU and see what happens, just used sandpaper & micro mesh pads. It's still rustic, but near mirror in parts. I polished the secondary bevel on red aoto & also added a machi. I'm really happy with it, I'll see how reactive it is and report back[IMG][/IMG]
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    The picture makes it look really pretty, the blade I mean.
    I hope it doesn't react too badly with any foods.
    You gotta get a new handle on that thing though, is that a plastic ferrule?
    Don't take me seriously, I hate plastic on knives.
    The steel looks really great though, good job. Was it difficult to remove?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Von blewitt View Post
    I decided to strip the KU and see what happens, just used sandpaper & micro mesh pads. It's still rustic, but near mirror in parts. I polished the secondary bevel on red aoto & also added a machi. I'm really happy with it, I'll see how reactive it is and report back[IMG][/IMG]
    i think you may be misunderstanding what a machi is... what do you mean by it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by knyfeknerd View Post
    The picture makes it look really pretty, the blade I mean.
    I hope it doesn't react too badly with any foods.
    You gotta get a new handle on that thing though, is that a plastic ferrule?
    Don't take me seriously, I hate plastic on knives.
    The steel looks really great though, good job. Was it difficult to remove?
    It came off really easily with 120 grit paper, then 180,240,400,600,800 and micro mesh

    I hope to have this handle ( by hattorichop) mounted by the end of the week [IMG][/IMG]
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    that handle issss uggggllllyyyy. blade looks great though! nice work

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    i think you may be misunderstanding what a machi is... what do you mean by it?
    Maybe.... I filed down the tang to form a shoulder, I thought that was a machi? [IMG][/IMG]
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    Kinda depends on the result of the filing. If there's a little gap on the spine and choil, just in front of the ferrule, you've got a machi. I know this because I am not fluent in Japanese. What?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    Kinda depends on the result of the filing. If there's a little gap on the spine and choil, just in front of the ferrule, you've got a machi. I know this because I am not fluent in Japanese. What?
    OK now I get it word of warning if you google image search "machi" that's not what you get hahaha
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    Can't wait to see it with Karl's handle. Good score.
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    I'm googling machi...now!
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