Put some sharpie on the bevel(s) and see what's going on!I got a 240 yani. It's my first single bevel, so I'm not really qualified to give a proper review. One thing I can say, is that the thing is absolutely dull. Nowhere near usable. That doesn't really deter me, since trying my hand at sharpening/polishing single bevels was one of the primary motivations for getting the knife.
So, up until now, that's really the only thing I can say: it ships very dull, so you have to be up for sharpening it. Apart from that, it looks great, the shinogi is crisp etc.
Now for the problem: I can't get it sharp. I haven't been working on it a lot, so I'm not despondent. I hope some of you could give me some pointers as to what's going wrong. I figured I'd try for a flat approach rather than hamaguriba, which seems more complex and better left for later. I initially put it on a suita, just in case the edge was simply unrefined or it was just the ura needing work. No luck. Then I tried a synth red aoto since I figured the characteristic scratch pattern could help me divine what was happening. It doesn't seem to have major low spots (I think the tip is just me not being good enough), so I'm a little puzzled as to why it remains so dull. My only guess so far it that it has shipped with a fairly substantial micro bevel or hamaburiba-like grind and I'm just not hitting the edge yet. It just doesn't look that way, but the different finish of the actual core steel might be throwing me for a loop there. Any ideas? Any recommendations for what you usually do with a yanagiba during your initial sharpening? I'm considering doing hamaguriba, so I'm at least certain of hitting the edge when I set the first (or rather first part) of the bevel.
Yep. Not sure how long for, it would seem odd to me if the the maker goes forward making different profile gyutos.The old profile with the old price is still available if that’s what you would prefer.