KASUMI on a KATO !?!

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  1. Jan 22, 2020 #31

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    2000 points!

    It was sometimes hard to see it the scratches from #1000 have been removed, so I took my time..
    And finally :)

    The size of the scratches is now very small.

    On this part for example, the scratches are not visible or only with very special light conditions.
    (This pictures is not what a human sees):
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    Here, the scratches are more visible but once again the part on the picture is extremely small. You can compare this to a microscope:
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  2. Jan 23, 2020 #32

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    I guess those 10 minutes are over now...! ;)
     
  3. Jan 23, 2020 #33

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    Sorry guys, I'm afraid the blade isn't epic enough for a beauty contest yet...

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    So.. what's next? o_O
     
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  4. Jan 23, 2020 #34

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    Next steps in 69 minutes..!

     
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  5. Jan 23, 2020 #35

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    What's up slappers
     
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  6. Jan 23, 2020 #36

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    A noobie question here, but can you get a kasumi finish with sandpapers?
     
  7. Jan 23, 2020 #37

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    No, you need a stone that is softer than the Hagon so it’ll only affect the cladding not the core steel.
     
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  8. Jan 24, 2020 #38

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    Exacting standards.... :)

    Very interested to see how this turns out. I have endeavoured to replicate the "garden tool finish" when thinning behind the edge. It will be great to see what the kasumi option looks like
     
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  9. Jan 25, 2020 #39

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    My goodness!!! Nutmeg!your work is amazing!!
     
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  10. Jan 28, 2020 #40

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    What's up, polishers ?!

    Previous steps haven't been sooo exciting..
    Now glad to leave those plastic stones and put the blade on real ones :upsidedownspin:
    (In advance, sorry for the image quality. Light hasn't been my best friend today..)

    So, let's move forward with my softest Ohira uchigumori.
    This is a very, very, very soft one! The softest. It gives a perfect white haze on the core and on honyaki but still a bit coarse/soft for clad as finisher.
    Anyway, the blade is slowly coming into the Kasumi area AND THIS IS COOL..

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  11. Jan 28, 2020 #41

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  12. Jan 28, 2020 #42

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    I take that as you didn't get the reference. Anyway, amazing work you've done there. How much do you reckon you've spent just for polishing this knife?
     
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  13. Jan 28, 2020 #43

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    Actually, without being a fan, this guy made me like the bass.. wich is a cool thing as soul/funk/jazz/hip hop lover.

    No idea, how long.. I took so much time trying to use my new lenses for the pictures that it seems to be an eternity!
     
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  14. Jan 28, 2020 #44

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    No, I meant in terms of money, like how much did this cost you?
     
  15. Jan 28, 2020 #45

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    Are you using now a full size stone uchigomori or finger stones?
     
  16. Jan 28, 2020 #46

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    Jnats don't last forever but I don't see them become thiner over the years.
     
  17. Jan 28, 2020 #47

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    Knowing nutmeg, its probably hugeass boulder sized uchis.
     
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  18. Jan 28, 2020 #48

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    This is full size Uchigumori.
     
  19. Jan 28, 2020 #49

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    Actually not! This one is say 170*70*30 mm so, very comfortable size but not huge.
    The next one is 120*70*20mm and believe it or not, I didn't feel any size limitation with a350mm blade.
     
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    Thats actually a really nice size for a stone if you ask me. I love taller and wider stones as opposed to long ones as I don't use long strokes that often.
     
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  21. Jan 28, 2020 #51

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    Totally agree.
    I find there are stones that don't perform well is a situation but never because of the size.
     
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  22. Jan 28, 2020 #52

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    Only the taste matters, not the size..
     
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  23. Jan 28, 2020 #53

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    Nah.... I mean.... whoa.... Hold the phone buddy. Dont be casually droppin' nuggets like that.... all casual and $h!t like its a regular day at the office! 350mm sir!??!

    Thats one big arse Kato!



    What was your final synthetic grit?

    A true maestro! I look forward to the end result!
     
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  24. Jan 28, 2020 #54

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    I don’t have anything constructive to add except to say that these @nutmeg threads are always fascinating and really educational, especially when there are pics of each step. Knowing that I need patience is one thing but seeing exactly what each well executed step looks like is incredibly cool and useful!
     
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  25. Jan 28, 2020 #55

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    Thanks for your comment! I'm excited to see the end result too..

    This Kato is a 240mm. The 350mm was a yanagiba honyaki from Okishiba Masakuni.

    The final synth grit was 2k on Ai#2000 / Shapton pro.
     
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  26. Jan 28, 2020 #56

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    Gee... Too bad... just a "boring, plain-jane" 240mm kato :p;)

    Ahhhh.... who could forget? :)


    I hope there is a twist at the end! Like some clouds or banding in the cladding... I suspect not though. Still... lets wait and see.



    By the way...

    A+ photography. You're doing your work a great service by documenting it so well. It is easy to take for granted how well you have photographed your subjects.... kudos for taking the time.
     
  27. Jan 28, 2020 #57

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    Just have a question for you if you have any advice for me, how would you polish the hira on a knife with a heavy distilled taper? It doesn't work if I place it flat on the stone towards the handle :(
     
  28. Jan 29, 2020 #58

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    I am thinking about a broken tip.
     
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  29. Jan 29, 2020 #59

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    You can do sand paper + finger stones but sand paper is not as clean as benchstones so you have to take your time.
    And you're going to need more finger stones.
     
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  30. Jan 29, 2020 #60

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    Ha! Noooo!

    Given its a Kato... that might not be such a surprise!
     

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