You thinking of hamaguri or "clam shell"? Does that have anything to do with asymmetry? I thought it just meant a convex grind on a wide bevel, whether single or double bevel, asymmetric or symmetric.What’s the Japanese word that describes the asymmetric convex grind?
It starts with an H I think?
Lol so the answer is No.I'm a little confused what's happening there. Is that a reflection at the bottom, or? It's definitely convex on the left side in the pic.
I've only heard people use hamaguri to refer to the kind of sharpening of a wide bevel or single bevel knife that results in a subtle convexity on the bevel. If you have a knife that has an entirely convex blade face, I'm not sure if people call it a hamaguri grind. At least, people around here don't seem to. They just say it's convex.
Hamono essentially means “sharp cutting tool” or something iirc, although it’s used in the same way “knives/blades” is used in