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ptolemy

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Hi guys.
Borrowing Dave's pic to illustrate my point (I hope you don't mind). I assume that was done via Japanese natural store or any other natural stone which doesn't have precise grit like artificial ones. Or if it?

I have a 6k grit stone and I can get it to mirror without an issue but it's kinda straight, but I want to try to create that effect.

Thanks :)
 

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are you talking about the wavy dark line? thats the cladiding between the stainless lamination and carbon core on this knife... the color is brought out in etching
 

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Aye as above its a San mai. The wave effect of the weld line comes from the manner in which the 3 layer billet is forged down to size and the tools used.
You can see the polished bevel which is a straight line on the edge.
 

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Oh, that's what I was afraid of. Appriciate the insight gentlemen :)
 

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The core steel on the Hiromoto does look really cool with a good etch. Maybe we should all have one?
 
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