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    Hamons

    Why do so many of you like them? I don't. I'm probably alone in that I know. I'm not asking you to change my mind but please explain to me what you see in them that you find beautiful.

    -AJ

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    You are probably alone

    The effect of the different hardening is stunning. All from wavy pattern to a mix of skies meeting the blade
    Guess you don't like sanmai either then?

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    It's just a something different for your eyes to look at. It creates interest. The hardening thing is cool too, I guess.
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    I don't know if I can explain why I like something. It's just visually pleasing. Kind of like how three pins in a handle looks better than two; I can't explain it but I prefer the way three look.

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    Make a knife with one and see if you like 'em then.

    Hoss

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    I think its a status symbol. Kind of like having a crown on your watch....
    The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
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    cosmetics for me. I think they look bad A.

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    Honyaki knives got hamon line and is much more difficult to make than the kasumi knives.
    Hamon line stands for quality!

    I like it

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    +1 to Andrew and Lefty. Hamons are cool although 99% of the ones I like have been on honyaki or Bill Burke's blades.

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    My primary reason for liking is cosmetic.
    With that said, a few will look lots better than most.
    My thinking is that if the maker takes the time to produce a beautiful hamon,
    he probably took a lot of time to get the rest of the knife just right as well.
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