Random pictures of knife sharpening and refinishing we do

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  1. Apr 27, 2016 #1

    JBroida

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    I thought i would make a thread for pictures of the kind of sharpening, restoring, refinishing, and just general repair work we are doing here on a daily basis. I usually suck at remembering to take pictures, and almost always forget the "before" pics, but i'll be my best to post what i can when i can....


    After rust and pitting removal, refnishing, and sharpening...
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    After rust removal, restoration, repolishing, and sharpening...
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    Mirror finishing a knife...
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    Thinning and refinishing...
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    Initial sharpening and polishing of a Jin...
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    Polishing to bring out the hamon...
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    Before...
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    And after...
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  2. Apr 27, 2016 #2

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    Beautiful work Jon! Knives look better than new!
     
  3. Apr 27, 2016 #3

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    can confirm that sending Jon a knife yields it coming back to you in better-than-new condition. :doublethumbsup:
     
  4. Apr 27, 2016 #4

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    Wow it looks like someone cut thru an electrical wire as I'm sure I see copper (or rust) in the before picture.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2016 #5

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    i've been on a tear lately, trying to get caught up with work before i leave... here's another one i just did this afternoon.

    This was another rusted knife... it had been sitting by an open window at an apartment near the ocean for a bit and had surface rust on one side with minor pitting. We repolished the blade to an almost mirror finish and then hand polished to bring out the damascus pattern.

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  6. Apr 27, 2016 #6

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    Good god, that masamoto
     
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    did that deba have cancer?
     
  8. Apr 27, 2016 #8

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    Looks more like a chancre!
     
  9. Apr 27, 2016 #9

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    I'll vouch for his work though....I had a kitaeji gyuto that had an unfortunate tip incident and after he got through with it, you couldn't tell it had ever had an "incident". Top quality work for a VERY reasonable price.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2016 #10

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    +1 same here!
     
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    Beautiful photography and wonderful work. It is hard to tell from a verbal description how the polished bade should look. These images give me something to work toward.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2016 #12

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    straight up iphone pics :p
     
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    Good frog in freaven. As someone who's trying to teach himself to do half this well through trial, error, and YouTube, I wish like the devil y'all weren't most of a country away.
     
  14. Apr 27, 2016 #14
    You do truly amazing work Jon.
     
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    Jon your work is amazing, and I hope that you are way faster than I am (not difficult as I am slow), but I do not understand how you can make your living out of a such time and labor consuming activity.
    It is a plesure to look at you work.
     
  16. Apr 27, 2016 #16

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    awesome pictures. i would love to see some of your stone collection as well ;)
     
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    another refinished deba.... a big difference in the way the finish looks can be dictated by what is used to apply the the finish. For example, i can use the same uchigumori, but apply it as a finger stone, a powder applied with metal, a powder applied with wood, cork, etc., and get very different results

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  18. Apr 27, 2016 #18
    Jon, that would be a great subject for a video (different ways to finish a knife) :)
     
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    let me get caught up with my huge backlog of things to do and then i'll work on it
     
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    Sure, no problem :)
     
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    Here's another one i did today... this Suisin Hayate by Kejiro Doi was a bit rusted and pitted. We cleaned up all of the rust and pitting, restored the mirror finish, and sharpened it.

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    I love this thread :thumbsup:
     
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    Jon are you using a cooler filter in these photos or is it just the type of light you get through the storefront? Makes the various metals look very nice.
     
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    straight up natural light and my iphone... no filter... just the beautiful california sky in the reflection :)
     
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    I keep coming back to look… I think I'll have to get in touch regarding some work myself. I'll try to call tomorrow to discuss.
     
  26. May 6, 2016 #26

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    Nice work done by. Looks like you are yielding new ones
     
  27. May 8, 2016 #27

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    kasumi finish on masamoto deba

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  28. May 9, 2016 #28

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    Original home office right there! love that cool grey jigane.
     
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    Perfect hazeball
     
  30. May 9, 2016 #30

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    This fried beef sword drunkeness feeling inox ding ding.
    Sorry Jon. Nice work. Just being a jackass as usual
     

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