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    Just had to show a pic of the most three-dimensional hamon polishing I've ever seen, from Nick Wheeler:



    As others have noted above, this required a ton of work.

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    most beautiful hamon I ever see.....what knife is this?? care to share how to polishing hamon like that??
    Quote Originally Posted by wsfarrell View Post
    Just had to show a pic of the most three-dimensional hamon polishing I've ever seen, from Nick Wheeler:



    As others have noted above, this required a ton of work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsfarrell View Post
    Just had to show a pic of the most three-dimensional hamon polishing I've ever seen, from Nick Wheeler:



    As others have noted above, this required a ton of work.
    wow that's sick. Looks like the steam from the quench is still coming off of it
    "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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    Nick Wheeler makes some amazing bowie knives.
    Twitter: @PeterDaEater

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    Salty's Misono from the pass around. I did not polish to perfection, that would take way to long for just experimenting with different polishing methods.




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    Interesting. I've noticed that the hamon almost disappears when high-polished like that, but it's still very visible in your pics. What did you use?
    "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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    Here's a link to the Nick Wheeler HIP (hamon in process):

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-blade-so-much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin0505 View Post
    Interesting. I've noticed that the hamon almost disappears when high-polished like that, but it's still very visible in your pics. What did you use?
    I've had results like that with many, and I mean MANY etches in steaming hot lemon juice or vinegar. Particularly the lemon juice. Put a few drops of Dawn dish soap into lemon juice, and either boil or microwave it until its too hot to touch. Apply with a sponge type makeup pad, trying to keep the blade wet. Once its blackened, polish it off with high grit (either one higher, or at minimum the grit you left off on...soft backed is better, and powder abrasives even better than that)...then re-etch. When you're done...rub it out with flitz or any other high or non-abrasive metal polish. The cool thing, is in changing light its a flash of white goldish gleam. Pretty cool stuff.

    I learned the majority of the basics of a high polish hamon from a gentleman named Brian VonSpeybroek. I doubt many here will know of him...but he was a pretty incredible guy who willingly shared everything he knew regarding edged steel. The greatest lesson he imparted however...was to 'jiggle the handle' as he put it. He'd share his methods...but they were constantly changing, and he felt that if you were going to be successful, yours should too .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin0505 View Post
    Interesting. I've noticed that the hamon almost disappears when high-polished like that, but it's still very visible in your pics. What did you use?
    Here is the thread I made about it back in the day, it explains the process.
    If one really wants to work on it there are other ways that can bring things out even more, but it takes long time to do.

    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...ghlight=mizuno

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    Here is the thread I made about it back in the day, it explains the process.
    If one really wants to work on it there are other ways that can bring things out even more, but it takes long time to do.

    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...ghlight=mizuno

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