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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Could that be the core popping through?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rottman View Post
    Core on a honyaki?

    Good question.....ignore me....carry on!

  2. #22
    I'll change my question.....

    Could that be good steel popping through forge scale?

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    I'll change my question.....

    Could that be good steel popping through forge scale?
    I hope so,that was my goal

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    takagi's "hamon" is always pretty darn close to the edge as I recall
    I've read this too and was confused by this Jon.
    So newbie question: wouldn't placing your Hamon line so close to the edge make for lots of soft steel close to the edge of the knife? Why then is this blade so hard it destroys sandpaper? Maybe I'm confused though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-rat View Post
    I've read this too and was confused by this Jon.
    So newbie question: wouldn't placing your Hamon line so close to the edge make for lots of soft steel close to the edge of the knife? Why then is this blade so hard it destroys sandpaper? Maybe I'm confused though.
    It was pointed out earlier in the thread that steel comp is making it hard to sand not RC.I have no idea why the clay was placed the way it is on this blade.I do know that in my life time I won't sharpen the blade enough to worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoughy View Post
    My word, please don't tell me you did that entirely by hand!

    The Mythbusters actually polished turds.
    I was just thinking about when they did that; I think the lion one was the easiest to polish! haha with regard to the topic, I was hoping someone would do this and post about it; I've been thinking about this knife for a while

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    One of the guys who posts on Blade Forums built a big water cooled aluminum horizontal platen that sets up high on his KMG. It has a pump to circulate water though the block. The bad news is that he never made plans for it. He just built it. Something like that would be pretty sweet for jobs like this.

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    So the final question is, is it worth it to spend 700 in a masamoto honyaki or 200 on the Tatagi and go through the time and pain to fix her up.

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    For some of us the fixing is reason enough. For others, not so much!
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    Well said, Spike
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