Never too late to learn and start. I too am starting to do my first mirror finish on a honyaki right now. Main thing I’ve taken out from learning polishing like this is don’t be afraid to f*ck up. It’s a learning journey.To this date, I have messed up two Victorinox when thinning, managed to do only moderate damage to a third, tried to salvage a fourth, old one from much worse ending up no better, also thinned a Misono pretty unevenly... giving me juuuust enough experience - would that only be the anguish of having to put so many knives right and trying that on at least one - to say that I admire all of your posts, patience, dedication and passion.
^We need more of this attitude (without being completely reckless)!Never too late to learn and start. I too am starting to do my first mirror finish on a honyaki. Main thing I’ve taken out from learning polishing like this is don’t be afraid to f*ck up. It’s a learning journey.
In these 2 months of isolation, I’ve actually learned more than in my 2 years owning Japanese knives, so I must say, take this prime opportunity to learn more!
I have a very similar knife to yours (tsubaya branded Tanaka) and was wondering if yours was hollow ground. If so, did you create this polish with that hollow grind or did you thin it out and remove the hollow? Thanks! I want to start laying with polishing it.
Munetoshi concavity! So a real thing (not a shadow) that I didn’t add myself . I took out some of it after this pic was taken, but they go quite deep so I felt I had to leave them be. I didn’t want to waste too much knife only for a nice finish, so the deepest ones are saved for the future.Second pic, shadow or you add a hollow? Avoid those spots because reasons?
The clad was worked on before this. Got rid of the grind marks, then I put back 320 grit marks, you can see my scratches are much finer than the original and has a hazy look.How did you get the core so polished and the clad looks untouched?
The clad was worked on before this. Got rid of the grind marks, then I put back 320 grit marks, you can see my scratches are much finer than the original and has a hazy look.
So all I needed to do after that was reach for my finest stone and put a mirror on the core. Once core steel has been mirrored before, it’s pretty difficult to in-mirror it.
You did very well to rescue that, great jobWeekend project - this 270 Mazaki took a tumble into the sink and lost about 7mm off the top and 2mm on the heel. Ground from the spine down to the edge then reworked the bevel from 220 up to 6k on synthetics before switching to an uchigumori. Since i removed half the ku from the spine fixing the tip I just went all the way and eased/polished the spine/chill too. View attachment 82343View attachment 82344 http://instagr.am/p/CA3ciI0j5Cj/