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crocca86

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Next to my 240 standard
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How many hours of work was that, and what was your stone progression?
It takes a lot of time to do well on stones. If I recall correctly it takes Ivan about 6 hours to do a Kaiju. He’s more talented than any of us, so expect to double that or more to get a basic stone finish. The cladding on Katos is fairly hard, so you need very soft stones to get a high contrast finish. Finger stones are helpful here as well.
 
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Start with 240 finish at 800 - sand heel to tip - then go to fingerstones or King 800 mud on a felt pad for the Kasumi.
Can always leave the stock handle on if you’re sanding. I think the stock handles look pretty good if you scorch them with a hand torch ( wrap the ferrule in a couple layers of aluminum foil)
Is 240 coarse enough to remove the vertical grind marks? Never tried it myself but I would probably start at 120 or something based on the Kato's I had...
 

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Späre x Oblivion Blades 220 Modern Wrought with Aogami Super Core

Couldn’t resist. Excited to get a few shorter knives in the stable as well. Don’t let my photo skills ruin it for you, it’s a remarkable looking blade. The cladding/banding is beautiful.

A three contenient Swedish knife with, Japanese core steel and Australian cladding.
 

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The magician does it yet once again

240mm x 57mm

Steel ; 1095 w/ wrought iron

Camaru burl handle

Alloy banding all along the steel as well

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Always a good day getting some Y. Tanaka in the mail. This time in AS. Had a few Tanaka supers and sold but felt like I should have one in the stable

Finish is better than I expected, so don't think I'm going to take it to the stones just yet. Handle change is imminent though. I don't think I've kept one ho handle on lolView attachment 201654 View attachment 201653
Y Tanaka 😍 Can’t seem to get my hands on a AS. 🥲 Always wanted to try his AS.
 
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The magician does it yet once again

240mm x 57mm

Steel ; 1095 w/ wrought iron

Camaru burl handle

Alloy banding all along the steel as well

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This might be his best work yet!
 
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Just got the new 225 Kochi KU at JKI, and holy **** this thing cuts, I had a 2019 Kochi Machi KU from BST, it was good but not that impressive, this blows it out of the water, it is ridiculously thin behind the edge, cuts like laser but the grind release food super well. Honestly this cuts better than my Watanabe and Yoshikane which cost more, I recommand anyone who can to try the new stock Kochi.
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Just got the new 225 Kochi KU at JKI, and holy **** this thing cuts, I had a 2019 Kochi Machi KU from BST, it was good but not that impressive, this blows it out of the water, it is ridiculously thin behind the edge, cuts like laser but the grind release food super well. Honestly this cuts better than my Watanabe and Yoshikane which cost more, I recommand anyone who can to try the new stock Kochi.
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That's a beauty. Looking forward to getting my kochi migaki on Friday!
 

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Always a good day getting some Y. Tanaka in the mail. This time in AS. Had a few Tanaka supers and sold but felt like I should have one in the stable

Finish is better than I expected, so don't think I'm going to take it to the stones just yet. Handle change is imminent though. I don't think I've kept one ho handle on lolView attachment 201654 View attachment 201653
Dang! Where is this from?
 
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Just got the new 225 Kochi KU at JKI, and holy **** this thing cuts, I had a 2019 Kochi Machi KU from BST, it was good but not that impressive, this blows it out of the water, it is ridiculously thin behind the edge, cuts like laser but the grind release food super well. Honestly this cuts better than my Watanabe and Yoshikane which cost more, I recommand anyone who can to try the new stock Kochi.
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What's the height/weight on this? I assume it's the iron clad.
 

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