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    Hiromoto AS Sujihiki Thin & Etch

    These pictures show a Hiro AS suji that's been thinned and etched to bring out the new pattern created during the thinning process through cladding removal.

    The kanji was only lightly stamped on one set and the other was etched in, both disappeared instantly as expected.

    Each Hiro seems to offer up a different result when etched, I never know what I'll get. On this knife the stainless cladding became mottled looking but I got it to be smooth textured.

    The pictures don;t show the knife sharpened, when this happens there will be a very small bevel on the right side and almost no bevel on the left.

    This knife is going to displace food with it's mere presence.


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    I think etching like this is one of the coolest ways to make a knife set apart. I gotta learn how to do this!
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    That looks amazing!

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    The etching part is easy, it's the before and after that make the difference. Before you have to (in this case) remove material to expose the core but at the least you often need to sand and make it even. After requires some form of finish work be it sanding/buffing/both and maybe even chemical polishing too.

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    Here's the before, well actually the just as I started grinding, pictures.
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    Dave, That looks awesome!!

    Inspired by God, Forged by Fire, Tempered by Water, Grounded by Earth, Guided by the spirit.. Randy Haas

    240mm Stainless Gyuto!!

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    Looks like the cladding made it to the edge on the left side. That could be a problem. Otherwise, looks awesome.

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    I want one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    Looks like the cladding made it to the edge on the left side. That could be a problem. Otherwise, looks awesome.

    Yeah I saw that, but that's a factory boo-boo. I considered trying to deal with it but I think that if I removed more on that side I'd have had an issue for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Yeah I saw that, but that's a factory boo-boo. I considered trying to deal with it but I think that if I removed more on that side I'd have had an issue for sure.
    How so? Just curious.

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