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    Mizuno Honyaki repolish

    I have Salty's Mizuno from the passaround and when I saw John's thread about the Masamoto honyaki I offered to try and polish the knife to bring out the hamon line.
    The knife had patina and some pitting marks from use.



    I started with green Aoto slurry and polished out the patina and brightened the blade up a lot.
    The hamon started to show, at which point I moved on to finger stones.
    The result was an OK finish, with milky hamon, that did not stand out too much, at least not as much as I would have liked. I did not feel like grinding finger stones to powder and polishing with it to try and get more contrast.




    The hamon on the front of the knife was hard to photograph and was not as pronounced as the back hamon.

    I did not like the natural stone look of the polish so Instead I tried that vinegar / lemon juice method, and I liked the results a lot better.

    I did 3 treatments with vinegar and lemon juice in order followed by polishing with 1k Wa powder, then 2k Wa powder.





    Continues in next post.

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    the materials used for the job- Green Aoto, 1k/2k Wa powders, hard rubber block and a cork





    This knife can be made to look a lot better but that will require a bunch more work. For perfect finish the knife will have to be sanded with sand paper to get the pitting out, then redone with the fine powders, then etched and polished more with polishing powders. That is a lot of work but if someone is really determined to do it this knife will look fantastic.

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    great post, very educational.

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    Hey that's lookin pretty cool so far..
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    Nice work. All these polishing post are almost making me want to get out the sandpaper.

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    excuse my ignorance, but what is wa powder?

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    White Alumina I'd guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    excuse my ignorance, but what is wa powder?
    http://www.japanesenaturalstones.com...-Set-p/225.htm

    AlO powder abrasive that Max carries
    I have been using those on razors and knives and they work great

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    that makes sense, thanks. the way it was capitalized threw me.

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