I picked up this Takeda a while back here on the forums. I don’t remember who I got it from, and I don’t intend to put them on blast, but it was posted as a thinned knife. “Cuts like a laser with the release of a workhorse”. Sure thing I’ll snag it. Needless to say it was far from anything useable. Here is the bevel, you can see how clunky it is. This is a top down on the tip, you can see the bevel, it’s essentially like that the whole way, a choil shot (which I didn’t get) looked like this. Last owners attempt at thinning was really just unnecessarily removing some good KU. It goes up quite a bit further on the left side than the right. That’s okay though First things first I wanted to lower the tip of the knife, make it look more like a raquin gyuto than a big santoku. Pic after grinding, next to TX Next some major thinning. Big shoutout to @rogue108. He sent me a brand new 220 stone for free! What a guy! Thanks a million. Finish at 220, this was the only progress photo I got. I must say I was pretty happy it this point, I figured it would stay consistent and it would keep the contrast... Here it is finished. My progression was rogue’s 220, naniwa 600, shapton 1000, naniwa 3000, and the only jnat I have yaginoshima asagi. Quite a bit higher on the left side, but I’m a righty so it’s a little thinner in the left, more pronounced shoulder on the right. I have no idea about finishes, or what stones do what. These are merely the stones i use to sharpen, I’m very happy with the results I get from these stones for working knives, but maybe they are not the right ones for pretty finishes, or maybe I’m just not that good yet. But the grind is now thin, and very usable. Thanks guys. As always any feedback is appreciated.