I consider myself a fairly good knife sharpener, but it hasn't always been the case. Like many, I have made mistakes during the learning process. The one I could not fix involved wobble of the knife in my hands, where the side brushed up against the stone, and the knife finish was either brightened, or buffed. I have a few of these.
Recently however, I made a big mistake. I have several Suisin Momiji knives, three carbon and one ginsan. Two are the 195 length, both carbon, but one is single bevel and the other the so called “so-momizi” which is double edged. They both look very much alike.
So I am sharpening on Jnats, now on the takashima. With the double bevel knife I am merely doing the edge; with the single bevel I am working the entire bevel. Except. Somehow I was not paying close enough attention (I don’t drink) and sharpened the double bevel as though it was single bevel. Both sides, including refined ura-oshi sharpening.
Here is the unfortunate result:
So I wonder what can be done to fix this knife, and, to a lessor extent, the worst cases of my previous mistakes? I have sent knives to sharpeners before, but these knifes are sharpened quite well! Can they be polished on a machine? Or, is there something I can do at home?
Wonderful knife, in perfect working condition. Just not very pretty, for now...