Here is a sneak peak of the Shigefussa refurbishment I promised a while back. I've put about 3 hours into it, so far, and removed a lot of metal (about 3 grams), but only about .15mm of height, and almost all of that was correcting the heel, which had a hole. I own this knife, now, so I'll be a bit more aggressive than I would have been previously. So far I've used a DMT XC, DMT C and Beston 500, having done about 80% of the thinning and a rough refinish to remove the diamond scratches. I'll do more thinning and refinement on a Chosera 1k, then round any sharp edges, re-finish, and then sharpen. I've documented each step, and I'll post a guide, at the end. You might notice a bend in the knife on the original tip pic: that isn't an illusion, though it is exaggerated in the picture. It's perfectly straight, now. The choil is also thinner and more refined in geometry than you can see, due to bad lighting in my kitchen this time of day. My final pics will be in sunlight. Thanks go to my new hand ortho, who finally figured out what was wrong with my thumb, and took 90% of the pain away with a needle in just the right place.
here is the sneak peak gallery.