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    Thinning kurouchi edge knives

    I really like the look of kurouchi finish along the edge, I'm thinking of Tetsujin Tanryusen's in particular (probably my favourite looking, and by all accounts, great knifes). I'm just concerned that the first time I need to thin the knife it's going to remove all the kurouchi finish and spoil...
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    To sell or to thin?

    So I recently spent 400£ (450$) on a beautiful custom nigara hamono knife. Problem is, it just doesnt really compare to my kei kobayashi in terms of cutting performance, which is...