- Jan 12, 2015
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It is obvious that you can get Zone 2 by using a finer grit.
I will use an Ohira uchigumori of middle hardness+ and slightly finer finger stones for this stage.
As you can imagine, micro contrasts will be increased.
The fun part is to get a great macro contrast by introducing texture.
You can see the core becoming semi-mirror or even a very bright mirror. Depending on the amount of contrast you want to achieve, you can play with the amount of haze in the clad.
You're probably thinking I should have been cleaner for this stage. And you're right! When we're playing with finer grain, cleanliness is a must.
I could hide behind harsh light and macro distance but yes, you can see scratches when you look closely.