Matus, these last 2 came out beautifully. Completely changes these knives.
Thank you I have to admit that I find it easier to grind a blade thin, than to remove all the scratches afterwards. But a proper 2x72" should help me there.
I am working on 2 new handles and several new knives, I just wish I had more time
Great stuff, man! So many talented people on this forum.
I have managed to finish project #15 and #16 (the blog articles will be finished in a course of few days). I have taken my first 'comissioned job' (basically for the cost of materials) and I would like to thank to the owner of the knives for the trust
The job was to rehandle a Kato 80 mm petty and a small Watanabe mukimono. With the Kato the choice of materials was brass and ironwood, with the mukimono I was given a free hand and finally decided to use buffalo horn and stabilized maple burl (I am testing a new source from Russia as importing from US is not really feasible and it looks good so far).
It is not all perfect and I did some mistgake on the way (most of which could have been corrected). I have also learned a lot - if anything I have identified steps in the process I definitely need to concentrate more on. I am far from 'perfection'.
Here are the results:
Watanabe mukimono. The violet part of the handle appears too dark here - apparently this part of the spectrum is not well represented in our LED lamps in the living room. I guess I will need to get better lamps and some sort of softbox in the future.
These 2 photos are from the process: