Love your lamination? Show your line!

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  1. Apr 17, 2019 #1

    Luftmensch

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    Got a lamination you find interesting? Post it here....

    I'll get the ball rolling. This is a section of a Masamoto Sohonten yanagiba restoration project I am crawling through

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  2. Apr 17, 2019 #2

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    Here are a pair of Hiromoto AS gyutos that I did for some friends. I’ve always thought that these knives had some of the wildest lamination lines.
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    Here’s another Hiromoto AS that I used a different etchant on:
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    The newer Konosuke Fujiyama FT B#2 lamination line is pretty outrageous too. I haven’t done any work on this one; it’s the stock finish from Kono.
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    Kanechika/Keiichi stainless clad W#1 doesn’t have the craziest lamination line, but the carbon migration shows nicely and I was able to bring out some cool banding patterns in the cladding:
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    One of my watetsu clad AS kiridashi has a pretty cool wavy lamination line that came out great after hitting it with some Jnats
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  3. Apr 18, 2019 #3

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    You got some polishing and photography skills there @pd7077.

    Those Hiromotos do have wild lamination lines!
     
  4. Apr 18, 2019 #4

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    ahh crap, never took a picture of my ikazuchi when I had a blue and purple patina on the core steel.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2019 #5

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    Thats ok! Patina comes and goes. There will be a 'next time'. ;)
     
  6. Apr 18, 2019 #6

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    Just to clarify; I do not intent for this thread to compete with the patina thread or general knife porn.

    I thought it might be fun to elevate the aesthetic of the lamination line. Images in that theme are encouraged!
     
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  7. Apr 18, 2019 #7

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    GODDAMN!!
     
  8. Sep 21, 2019 #8

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    Coming to the party a little late but I do love this shot!
     

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  9. Sep 22, 2019 #9

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    Ikazuchi 240mm Gyuto after some light thinning and use.
     

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  10. Sep 23, 2019 #10

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    Yeah, I know there’s some patina involved too but I think 90% of the character comes from the cladding line
     
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  11. Sep 23, 2019 #11

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    Impressed with this Comet. Hand forged from Trey's first in house billet. W2 core, 1095 cladding.

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    There were too many good looking knives here. Had to make a contribution to even things out a bit.
     
  13. Sep 25, 2019 #13

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    Watanabe with a nice healthy patina.

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    Don't know if I'm more impressed by the knives or the photography skills in some of these!
     
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    Here's my artsy contribution.

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  16. Sep 25, 2019 #16

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    I really like my Munetoshi clad line MOV_2036_000058.jpeg
     
  17. Sep 25, 2019 #17

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    Omg... you know you’ve spent way too much time on KKF when you look at this picture and you know @Xenif posted it, not because you saw his name, but because you know what the view out his window looks like by now.
     
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    Masakage Yuki right off the stones: IMG_3844.jpg
    (unfortunately the details are lost a little compared to reality)
     
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  23. Sep 26, 2019 #23

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    I would love to bring out the lamination in some of my knives, but I don't know how to do it. Is there a thread or website that shows the technique, including stones on the whole bevel, how to handle dips and potholes, etching, etc.?
     
  24. Sep 26, 2019 #24

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    Damn I had to go back to my polishing notebook for this .... King 300, SP1k, SP2K, soft Aka-pin, med soft Aiiwatani Kitta, med Mizukihara kumori suita, Kouzaki aoto (yes i said aoto), and then 2kinds of uchigumori figerstones.
     
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    https://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/index.php?threads/41394/

    A recent one that may help. Honstly it just take some patience and the understanding that if you dont like the way it looks you can always drop back and rework it until you do. However, I do recommend a wide bevel iron clad knife (aka easier to polish) thats not too expensive for a first time.
     
  26. Sep 27, 2019 #26

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    There are some insane skills in KKF. Checkout some of the work in:

    https://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/threads/show-your-work-uchigumori-and-co.29820/

    (For example - Nutmeg's work)

    Absolutely... patience is key.

    And if you want to get deeper into it than you should... I suspect obsessive madness is a prerequisite as well. Getting all the scratches out - making the surfaces uniformly shaded... increasing the contrasts between steels... It seems sometimes you have to invoke the dark arts!
     
  27. Sep 27, 2019 #27

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    Lots of character there... it looks like there is banding in the core-steel in the last photo? If so... neat!
     
  28. Sep 29, 2019 #28

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    A couple of Takefu steel San-Mai blades I did a while back. I make my own San-Mai now so I don’t use this stuff anymore but it certainly got my hooked on laminates!
     

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    Extra props for the DIY!
     
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  30. Sep 29, 2019 #30

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    Kamon 7 layer san mai:

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    Mack.
     
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