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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    that should have been "don't think that Shun," not don't think it. But you should think about thinning it before you thin it.
    argh, my iPad did the same thing twice! "thin the Shun," thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ar11 View Post
    I blame my wife for the damages! She's an excellent cook but could care less about kitchen tools. She thinks im an idiot because im buying all these fancy japanese knives.
    We have gone down THAT road, brother...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ar11 View Post

    The Tanaka I sharpened out the small chips this morning in about 45min with the 1k stone. Watched Jon's vids and used the sharpie trick. It's probably nowhere are good as most members here, but as my first full sharpening job felt quite proud of myself. I'll post some photos when I get home. I'm going to give that Shun no mercy. Take it to some rough sandpaper or the fixer brick and beat it up some. It's seen several years of use already so wont feel too bad about making it a project

    That sounds challenging and I am sure tht yu will gain/ learn much from it. Whilst showing no mercy.. don't over shave the steel

    You can only improve on yr skill.

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    The Tanaka, sharpened the nicks away with the 1k King. Wasn't as hard as I thought it'd be. Probably gonna thin before I etch



    Shun WIP, only half way thru the repair. Spent a while scraping the edge of the blade against a 220 grit fixing stone, but it was probably hurting the edge more anything as several spots began to roll. I went to thin on the 1k King, and slowly but surely it's getting there. Wife came in mid-repair "*** are you doing with MY KNIFE!" I was deer in the headlights, but finally convinced her to check back later in the day. If anyone has suggestions to better fix the mess i've begun, I'm all ears.


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    Tight work on the Tanaka...

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    that "tear" looks pretty deep, tough fix there

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    I would have replied with 'WHAT the *** were YOU DOING with YOUR KNIFE?!?!'

    Seriously...ouch...!

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    Lightbulb >> Keep Grinding <<

    Just keep grinding away past the crack your wife caused.



    My progression:
    Steel wool with abrasive powder...
    Stainless wire brush with metal polish...
    Atoma 140...
    Atoma 600...
    Atoma 1200...
    Nubutama Bamboo 1200...
    Suehiro Rika 5000...
    Yaginoshima Jnat...
    Ozuku Asagi Jnat...
    Microfiber polish with Wenol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melampus View Post
    Just keep grinding away past the crack your wife caused.



    My progression:
    Steel wool with abrasive powder...
    Stainless wire brush with metal polish...
    Atoma 140...
    Atoma 600...
    Atoma 1200...
    Nubutama Bamboo 1200...
    Suehiro Rika 5000...
    Yaginoshima Jnat...
    Ozuku Asagi Jnat...
    Microfiber polish with Wenol...
    Nice work, but shouldn't you have moved the shinogi line up to preserve geometry?

    Rick
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    Get her a dexter russell or equivalent from your local restaurant supply store, cheap, soft forgiving steel and easy to repair....

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