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Thread: Messing around with the hamon on a honyaki Masamoto

  1. #11
    In the spirit of sharing, here's a link to a youtube video where a knifemaker polishes out a hamon. Long story short:

    1.vinegar etch
    2. polish with 5 micron aluminum oxide powder in water with a hard rubber block
    3. lemon juice etch
    4. repeat #2
    5. polish with 8k (1 micron) micro-mesh.

    At around 17:30 he shows the finished blade, and it will knock your socks off.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFBLM2P5y78

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    just using some stones/powders that work well for polishing softer steel but not harder steel... thats it
    Translation:
    Just some ancient runes/fairy dust and magic incantations that work well for frustrating anyone that will every try to imitate my bad-arsery.
    "I gotta tell ya, this is pretty terrific. Ha hahaha, YEAH!" - Moe (w/ 2 knives). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVt4U...layer_embedded

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    sorry, but a guy has to have some secrets
    Just take the tassels off already and show us the goods dammit!!!
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  4. #14
    I don't know what's more amazing the job you did polishing to reveal the hamon or the craftsmanship of such a detailed hamon in the first place. Keep your secrets to yourself you have a business to run and it will only add to your mysticism when all of us here try and duplicate your results and fail.

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    Jon,

    Why don't both of my Honyaki's look like this?!?! I am at your shop to often for you to play with other knives like that! Is it the patina on my knives that made you think twice? haha The knife looks amazing.... That isn't the masamoto honyaki you had in shop when I was there last is it?!?

    -Chuck

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    Looks dope!

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    lookin sweet

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    Looks amazing Jon, great work!

  9. #19
    It's the one you saw with the handle I was going to remove... I can do this to yours if you want

  10. #20
    Woooooowee, that is stunning.

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