Help with polishing stainless cladding

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  1. Mar 14, 2019 at 1:03 AM #1

    labor of love

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    685AECE9-C11B-49A3-8361-8A20259F398A.jpeg 18AF196B-A01B-4E2B-B52F-E2BA100FEE23.jpeg I recently acquired this Sakai Sakura (Takayuki) in ginsanko. My photos aren’t great but it has a pretty cool finish.
    Anyways...it could be thinner towards the tip area. Thinning is no problem for me. But I’ve always had a hard time polish stainless cladding. For cheaper stuff I just do a quick auto sandpaper job+ maybe micro mesh. But this might take more know how. I’ve been able to polish soft iron nicely it’s just a stainless cladding issue. Any tips for stone progressions, or any other advice on how I can return this knife to looking somewhat decent after I thin?
     
  2. Mar 14, 2019 at 2:34 AM #2

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    Send it to Jon. :D
     
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    That’s plan b. I think I got this.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2019 at 4:30 AM #4

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    The Knives and Stones description says this was finished on natural stones, so I guess to replicate that we would be using a soft, maybe somewhat on the coarser side, finishing stone. The softness should prevent the mirror-streaking that often happens with harder stones.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2019 at 5:44 AM #5

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    Are the wide bevels flat or convex?
     
  6. Mar 14, 2019 at 12:15 PM #6

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    Try etching it in ferric chloride
     
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  8. Mar 14, 2019 at 5:20 PM #8

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    my fingerstones from Ohira uchigumori works very well with AS hagane/inox clad Kanehiro.
     
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    @labor of love Did you ever soak that Arashiyama? I don't know that it would be appropriate to the situation, even after the obligatory preceding stones; but I feel like this sort thing is a likely application. Besides, I'm just curious about the Arashiyama...
     
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    Oh yeah I can tell you all about arashiyama if ya want me too. PM me.
     
  11. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:49 PM #11

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    Fingerstones all the way!
     
  12. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:17 PM #12

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    Nothings impossible, but stainless cladding is no fun to work with. my ss clad polish blue core to give an example of what can be done. I think I went 1200 Grit paper -> king 6k (I think)-> soft-ish unknown cheap honyama, I think I worked on it with a finger stone I took out of the stone. Something soft should be able to do the job. Its sad to let it go for this reason, but I do understand it at this price point. IMG_20190314_230756.jpeg
     

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