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    Polishing finish definitions+photo examples thread

    Even though I've been a jknife dork for several years now I've never been able to grasp a basic 101 of polishing. About 3 years ago I picked up a king 800 and have found it to be a great starting point(and super easy to use).... But if I'm being honest I'm not quite sure what people mean when they say things like "frosted","hazy" or even "Kasumi"finish. Maybe this would be a good sticky maybe not. Either way, I wanted to ask fellow members with polishing experience if they could post examples of different polishing finishes(photos to demonstrate) so I could visually understand the terminology better.
    Thanks guys!

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    I have found different stones or sharpening methods give a different visual finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cncrouting View Post
    I have found different stones or sharpening methods give a different visual finish.
    Yes. Please demonstrate.

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    I will show you what a shapton 12k stone does on o-1 when I get home.

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    what i want to know is, what finish offers the LEAST amount of stiction? as in i want my food to fall off the blade after each cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    what i want to know is, what finish offers the LEAST amount of stiction? as in i want my food to fall off the blade after each cut.
    Yes. There's some dispute about this I think.

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    this is as good as I can find. shapton 12k stone 0-1 tool steel.

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    LOLOL

    We need Xoomg to contribute to this thread...

    here's a 320 Cerax finish, sticks a bit to food...



    This feels much nicer...blue aoto (not shown) with about 5 minutes work:

    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    Polishing finish definitions+photo examples thread

    Yeah, I feel a bit inadequate posting when I know Xoomg is both a better photographer and polisher than I am. But in the spirit of things and the post above. A good foundation is key, this is part way through thinning refinishing a syousin Chiku migaki. Naniwa superstone 220 leaves a remarkably nice finish and quite an edge too:



    https://youtu.be/imzEtnTzaCY

    Here is where it ended up as a first draft before I knocked off the handle to finish is properly

    Naniwa 220 > bester 400 > King 800 > Chosera 1k > Chosera 3k > Aoto > Takenoko > mizukihara









    Wet & dry to blend and I'll update once I've put the finishing touches on


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    Also, I'd see if @nutmeg has some photos to hand. And @matus is doing amazing finishes and @cheflivengood

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