Withdrawn Single-bevel knives to practice sharpening and polishing

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pgugger

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I’m looking for some inexpensive single-bevel knives, especially usuba, deba and/or yanagiba, in any size to practice sharpening and polishing. Carbon steel, iron cladding (no stainless). Hopefully the knife is in good enough shape (decent grind, geometry, ura) that a beginner with single bevels like me can make it properly sharp.

I have some kiridashi that I have practiced on a bit but want to practice on some regular knives. I am also open to other suggestions if this endeavor sounds like a waste of money and time!
 

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I've had the experience that practice sharpening with used yanagibas is very difficult. 9 out of 10 are bend. The same with Usuba knives. Deba knives are most time ok. I think a ~100$ practice Yanagiba from Tojiro or other brands is the best option for you.
 

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I bought a single bevel petty as my first one since I figured it being shorter would be easier (which it was). It ended up being my favorite knife for about a year. Just food for thought.
 

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Try getting a yanagiba from jp-knives.com. They have one's that start in the $40.00 range. I believe they offer free shipping too.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I found a reasonably priced deba and yanagiba on Knife Japan as well as a Tojiro usuba on CKTG
 
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