Random pictures of knife sharpening and refinishing we do

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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...


After rust removal, restoration, repolishing, and sharpening...


Mirror finishing a knife...


Thinning and refinishing...


Initial sharpening and polishing of a Jin...


Polishing to bring out the hamon...


Before...


And after...
 

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Beautiful work Jon! Knives look better than new!
 

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Beautiful work Jon! Knives look better than new!
can confirm that sending Jon a knife yields it coming back to you in better-than-new condition. :doublethumbsup:
 

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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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Step 2


Step 3
 

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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.
 

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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.
+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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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Jon, that would be a great subject for a video (different ways to finish a knife) :)
 

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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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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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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.
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.
 

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Nice work done by. Looks like you are yielding new ones
 
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