I've been finishing my knives progressing through grits on paper. 120, 220, 320, 400. It gets me a good finish, but I still love the look of those hazy finished found on yanagis, etc.
I don't know anything about that approach.
Where do I begin?
What should I be aware of?
What's the technique? Same with paper? Knife on stone, or stone on knife?
Slurries, naturals, synthetics, fingerstones, compounds...
Advantages/disadvantages vs paper? Time, cost, etc.
Please do note that I am completely new to this idea. I've only pretty much made knives the western way, keeping everything simple and straight-forward. Thanks!
EDIT: This is wayyy down the road, but I've certainly seen some incredible contrasts between higane/jigane; is the process for bringing out a hamon similar (without etching).