I love your Bogdan too
Been thinking of grabbing one, but can't find our where + ukraine stuff
Like the idea of putting tape around the handle!Been a long time without a real project... Well there was the Kaji-Bei a few months ago, and possibly THAT would be considered more of a real project than what comes next... however the Kaji-Bei is a 200$ CAD knife, so with a modicum of experience one just... goes at it how one sees fit without much of extra care or second thoughts.
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Twice the price Wakui however, now 1 year + with me (time flies!!), was a project I knew inevitable sooner or later if I didn't sell it, and one I've been looking forward to. Well I didn't sell it, and decided it was time for "maintenance thinning". Very little to do in fact in terms of thinning but a first go at polishing the wide bevel, and I wanted it to be neat. Taped the faces even where I wasn't so worried of either the stones at hand or consistency of the wide bevel - just maniacally wanted to ensure looks would keep kosher.
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Nanohone 200: fast (for good knives) and tidy. It was little work getting both sides done, an easy check before the next stone in line, where final thinning would be dealt with, and the real polishing would begin. Not that the Nanohone isn't a good start in that regard, especially if you spend a little more time with it...
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... yet Cerax 320 would at once allow me to paint an even better start yet while being that much more comfy and tactile getting the bevel and BTE how I wanted. Still dealt with speed in mind - about 15 minutes required. I don't care much for stray scratches from it especially with iron clad. Tape was removed from there on - next stones mud nowhere coarse enough to inflict any discoloration to the KU-Nash, unless you really rub at it.
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A little bit of extra work at the tip, not entirely erasing my last microbevel (quite acute as a last resort to the BTE getting irremediably thick) but almost. More of it kept towards the heel.
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And the choil shot now slightly thinner...
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... than it got to me in the first place OOTB. Can still see the remnant of my last micro-bevel. I saw no point getting it extra thin... yet. Separation was as good as could be expected OOTB anyhow. Preservation work here, if you will.
But... most of the stop here is how good Cerax 700 can be - in my use. Which is no bragging... see next post.
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Do you have any recommendations for usb microscopes? I'm keen to get weirdwith the usb microscope i use, the edges look black when they are highly polished.
i used to use the above pictures to illustrate the difference between razors finished on synths with high polish and naturals that leave a more matte/hazy finish. both shave very well.
top picture is a naniwa 12k edge under fairly high magnification. bottom picture is a hard jnat finished on misty slurry. both pics are from about 6 years ago. if i ever get a chance to dig through my comp in the living room ill try to find some other pics. i had a massive library of bevel pics finished on various naturals. jnats/coti's/eschers/ark's etc as well as a bunch of synth finishers/progression stones and lapping film. basically a little bit of everything.
Do you have any recommendations for usb microscopes? I'm keen to get weird
Oh man those long strips of straight see through wood is crazy. The one with the huge kanna is so satisfying.Ever seen videos of those Japanese wood shaving competitions? That'll blow your mind!
Oh man those long strips of straight see through wood is crazy. The one with the huge kanna is so satisfying.
After spending hours screwing around with chisels and kiridashi I now realize it’s not just knives, but anything that can be sharpened intrigues me.
Btw @Wabisabi-Ken that museum place looks awesome! When I go back to Japan I’m going to bore the heck out of my family.
For $3100 you get to BYO dai and osae-ganeThis one sold on Mercari for $3,100
東一正芳の磨き仕上げになります。 矢羽模様も大変丁寧に施されていて頭には槌目模様があります。 背中は綺麗な銑がけがされており非常に手間のかかっている仕上げです。大変苦労して探し求め やっと巡り会えた鉋ですが、 いろいろと道具が増えすぎた為、 本当に欲しい方に譲ろうと思います。正芳の五寸鉋は数が少ないため、ものすごく希少価値の高いものです。錆防止に薄くニスが塗ってあります。画像などをよく見て判断していただければと思います。page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp
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