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    Polishing a shigefusa

    It's a kasumi gyuto with scratches from sharpening as well as a few maybe from a green scrubbie or something. Not deep at all. I don't really want to mirror polish because of shigs famed finish, do I?

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    maybe 600 and 800 sandpapers.

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    Send Maxim a PM, he is the expert I'd say. I believe he uses fingerstones

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    I've polished a few. Fingerstones are good on single bevels, but for gyutos I prefer 220/320 grit sandpaper with a lubricant like WD-40, Ballistol, or water with Dawn. Use a separate piece of 220 on each side, and either finish with the (worn) 220 or with a couple of passes with a new piece of 320. This will almost perfectly match the "factory" finish on a Shigefusa gyuto.

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    your search for the "clouds" begins. it's a wonderful little journey

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    Ohira Suita Stone to finish with Uchigomori finger stones for polishing is the method recommended by Maxim to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boots View Post
    Well, I guess a stone seller would seek to push more stones, no? I use some sand paper and natural aoto slurry
    I think you're being very unfair. He wrote this guide a while ago which is quite extensive.

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    I concur. Though I may use micro mesh sandpaper myself, I wish I had the time and understanding to give what fingerstones take

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    Thanks for the input I do want to restore the hazy finish.

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    Nick, you probably will need a sand paper to get rid of the scratches, grit-wise like wsf said. Then a good finger stone treatment will restore a nice Shigefusa's style haziness on the body of a gyuto and/or a table of single bevel knives.

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