Kasumi finish from coticule slurry

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  1. May 17, 2019 #1

    musicman980

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    Does a great, traditional kasumi finish have a super consistent haze, or is it more of an inconsistent cloudy or smooth undulating wavy haze? Here's a kasumi finish I did with thick coticule slurry on a nakayama asagi, I would love and appreciate any input or advice you guys have to offer. Thanks
     

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  2. May 17, 2019 #2

    Huntdad

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    I really like sharpening with my cotis. Have not tried kasumi finish. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. May 18, 2019 #3

    musicman980

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    I've tried to kasumi polish with a coti before, but it was so hard that it made streaks. What I did differently was create a buttload of mud with a soft slurry stone, and made it relatively dry, so dry it was pretty sticky. Adding water by the drop makes the mud too wet and gives the finish streaking, so just a moist finger and swirl it around the mud to freshen it up when it gets so sticky you can't move the knife smoothly. It's a delicate balance, but when you get the consistency right the knife just skates across the mud and not the lvl 5+ nakayama underneath.
     
  4. May 20, 2019 at 4:29 AM #4

    Jville

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    Looks like a nice kasumi to me.
     

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