Shigefusa Santoku re-profile to Funayuki?

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  1. Jan 26, 2020 #31

    ma_sha1

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    I decided to go back to the mouse sander as the stone polish exposed the horizontal line just below KU, which doesn’t look natural.

    This time, no bevel stop rig, just mouse sander 40/120/240/600/1200, and finally 2000.

    I pushed the KU Shinogi furtber up, it’s much much thinner than stock. Here is the finished knife, looks more like a Gyuto than Santoku now. Finally, I am happy with this knife after two weeks of thinning.
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  2. Jan 26, 2020 #32

    inferno

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    looking good man.

    i have "reprofiled" several knives. my last one was a hinoura 240 into a 180 santoku :) used an angle grinder for that.

    i like your setup. probably gonna try that one out myself in the future. for flattening bevels.
     
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  3. Jan 26, 2020 #33

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    Nice, too bad some of the KU is fading. You could mask off some of the kurouchi to make it crisp when you sand it down.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2020 #34

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    Well, I did just that. I was happy with the performance but still not digging the look, I went ahead with round 3 of thinning, followed by removal of KU to turn it into Nashiji finish, then topped off with Chicken breast patina to give it a custom look. I am finally happy with the look, pretty bad ass & it cuts on par with my thinned TF Maboroshi.

    Done, Finished!

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  5. Feb 10, 2020 #35

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    I just bought one from JNS and my wife first impression is that it's too heavy. I haven't used it yet as I am trying to decide if I want to keep it or sell it (or give it to family).
     
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  6. Feb 10, 2020 #36

    ma_sha1

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    Yeah, it’s on the hefty side. Mine with custom handle upgrade weights 185g for 170mm. After 3 weeks of thinning, it’s 166g for 167mm, more reasonable.
     

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