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    Quote Originally Posted by tomciopaluch357 View Post
    Very nice work Dave

    Thanks Tom

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    Here's two Hiromotos that have been gone over top to bottom. They're headed to Austria.


    A couple of things to note....

    1. The koa is killer. The pictures look OK but in real life the handles have such nice movement and character.

    2. The gyuto had twice as much cladding on the left side than the right as well as a slight over grind on both sides in the kanji section. The overgrind is an issue that I've seen off and on over the years (mostly on the right side under the kanji) but the left side being thick is a recent (this year?) situation I've been seeing rather consistently. This was a brand new knife from Japan.
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    How deep were those overgrinds if I may say so? How do you deal with them? Will they eventually affect the profile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benuser View Post
    How deep were those overgrinds if I may say so? How do you deal with them? Will they eventually affect the profile?

    I can't say how deep as in a measurement because they're very slight but you'd see it if you laid the knife down flat on a stone and made scratches across the blade's face, you would have a section that doesn't get hit by the stone. That's sort of how this came up for me, I had belt scratches everywhere but in those sections. It's REAL tricky to make the face of a blade appear textured all the same when one section is sitting lower than the rest and even more challenging is not blowing it out at the edge.

    Like I said above, normally this is only seen on the kanji side, which makes for a much easier issue to deal with since the left side is solid. In this case both sides have overgrinds that go down to the edge. I wish I would have seen the left side before working on the knife but I'm not used to looking for this problem.

    Will it affect the profile over time? I think that it could because it's damn close to doing that now.

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    Thanks, Dave! Have seen these light overgrinds myself with recent batches when thinning or polishing behind the edge. Not too deep, I guess. But I see your problem if you're looking for an even appearance.

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    These knives are... They're ok...

    Seriously, let me know if the deal falls through, I'd take them!

    Wait a second, these are MINE already, my preciousssssssssses!!!

    Wood came from Myron @ Dreamburls, btw.

    Dave, I had high expectations and I can tell already, only from looking at the pics, that you have exceeded them! I absolutely LOVE how these 2 cuties turned out!!! THANK YOU!!!

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    Oh, and those are a 240 gyuto and the 190 santoku which I got as a Christmas present from my sweet little sister a while ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daddy yo yo View Post
    These knives are... They're ok...

    Seriously, let me know if the deal falls through, I'd take them!

    Wait a second, these are MINE already, my preciousssssssssses!!!

    Wood came from Myron @ Dreamburls, btw.

    Dave, I had high expectations and I can tell already, only from looking at the pics, that you have exceeded them! I absolutely LOVE how these 2 cuties turned out!!! THANK YOU!!!

    Thank you for the work Manuel!

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