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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Cool. Please post some pictures and report back how it's reacting after it's been used. This is really interesting to me.
    Yea, because you know dave, if you offer up a "group buy" of Tojiro's and just sand off the kurouchi finish as well as do some thinning and round the edges ... i'm sure you'd have quite a few people willing to get in on that. Or is it blasphemous to even suggest the mass removal of KU finishes from carbon knives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDj View Post
    Yea, because you know dave, if you offer up a "group buy" of Tojiro's and just sand off the kurouchi finish as well as do some thinning and round the edges ... i'm sure you'd have quite a few people willing to get in on that. Or is it blasphemous to even suggest the mass removal of KU finishes from carbon knives?

    Hahaha - If you ask DC he'll say it's bad juju for sure.

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    O man, I wish they made these knives in at least 240. That is awesome, I did that once with a yanagi and it was my favorite knife that wasn't a beauty queen.

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    I'll keep you posted.

    Speaking of cheap ways to improve appearance, I copied Dave's trick of etching the blade on my Hiromoto 240 AS. I used vinegar; I'm not sure what Dave used. Best 10 cents I ever spent on a knife. His pics are WAY better than I could do:

    Martell Hiromoto

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    My Moritaka lost its kurouchi and became very reactive and the only way I found to combat that is mustard force a patina.* Your knife looks beautiful polished just be sure to dry it immediately and oil it before storage.Makes me want to polish my Tojiro and see whats underneath.

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    I imagine the vinegar would just cause a ton-o-rust on this blade, right, because it's not stainless clad?

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    I think the Hiro is stainless clad, but not the Tojiro. I won't be putting vinegar on the Tojiro.

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    I put white distilled vinegar on the moritaka to remove the rust that was forming and applied more vinegar and let air dry. The result was a light patina and was rust-resistant.

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    I too would really like to know how reactive it becomes. Pics please!

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