This is the first time I've tried to post an image so please bear with me if I did not do it right.
It's also the first time i've ever tried to thin a knife.......I decided to try on my first ever japanese knife which is the knife that I first practiced sharpening on with whet stones. I did the majority of the thinning with a chosera 400 then proceeded to chosera 1000, then 5000 and finally 10 000 to try to eliminate the scratches the thinning caused. Then I went through the process again sharpening the knife.
I think I succeeded in the thinning of the entire blade with the majority of the thinning near the tip, but now I have a sharp, thinner knife with half an incosistant mirror finish and half factory finish.
I watched a Salty vid where he put a mirror finish on a Masamoto knife with some turtle wax, metal polish, 1 micron boron paste and then some type of wipe (could not find wipe's or boron paste at the hardwear store). But I did purchase some turtle wax and a metal polish and I tried it out on an old Henckel with no success.
I'm now thinking some polishing paper might be the answer.
Does anyone have any suggestions?