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post #91 of 95
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Well, I think I'm finally done

 

 


Spine, tang and choil are all rounded.

Primary and secondary bevels ground to 1k

 

 

I tested out polishing one side up to 8k, before I ground down the left side more....it was interesting to see that the higher polished area reacted MUCH less to the water while I was working on other areas.

But I want to play around with a vinegar patina next, if that doesn't come out well I'll polish it back up again, then sharpen it up and see how the new grind and the thinner blade works out

post #92 of 95
Somehow I'm thinking it should have been a lot less work to sell it as a lefty on ebay etc, but I see your having fun so I guess why not lol.

I'm pretty confident it will be usable when your done, but your still getting very little juice for a lot of squeezing wink.gif

More importantly you would have had the handle done for the Konosuke if you put this time into that etc, but don't let my reasoning slow you down.

I am not sure how much value you need to put on that white steel line, and an thinking it may be more about keeping the left to right and center geometry correct (or close as possible for a knife originally ground to be opposite) across the entire blade.

And maybe it's because I'm typically viewing your post on a cell but the recent pics look fine.

 

"love my country" but "fear my government"  Something is just wrong with this

 

 

 

Looking for info on entry level J-knives? Need help on finding the most bang for your buck? Hope you enjoy learning from the info here, I know I did!

http://www.cheftalk.com/t/63213/tojiro-dp-f-809-240mm-g...

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"love my country" but "fear my government"  Something is just wrong with this

 

 

 

Looking for info on entry level J-knives? Need help on finding the most bang for your buck? Hope you enjoy learning from the info here, I know I did!

http://www.cheftalk.com/t/63213/tojiro-dp-f-809-240mm-g...

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post #93 of 95
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Originally Posted by LennyD View Post

Somehow I'm thinking it should have been a lot less work to sell it as a lefty on ebay etc, but I see your having fun so I guess why not lol.

I'm pretty confident it will be usable when your done, but your still getting very little juice for a lot of squeezing wink.gif

More importantly you would have had the handle done for the Konosuke if you put this time into that etc, but don't let my reasoning slow you down.

I am not sure how much value you need to put on that white steel line, and an thinking it may be more about keeping the left to right and center geometry correct (or close as possible for a knife originally ground to be opposite) across the entire blade.

And maybe it's because I'm typically viewing your post on a cell but the recent pics look fine.

 

 

Yeah, as difficult as it was, it was kind of fun :)  Plus, it was something I could do at odd hours of the night, as opposed to running power tools making a handle out on my porch. :p

And jumping into this much work on a blade I wasn't too worried about ruining, I think it was a pretty good learning experience overall.

 

As for the white steel line, my final stopping point was based entirely around that.  I didn't go quite as far to right biased as I had planned in my last mock-up, I stopped when there was a good amount of white steel showing on both sides.

I think that part was actually really important, the softer cladding material is weird, it kind of leaves crumbles and clumps on the stones...If I didn't get that far enough away from the edge I'd be fighting that the entire time I'm trying to sharpen it

 

You can see the line in the first pic I posted just a few minutes ago....it's still a little closer than I'd like up by the tip, but I was having one helluva hard time thinning out the tip section

post #94 of 95
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Hmmm...seem to be having trouble uploading an image directly from my phone

But, man, that vinegar patina is very unforgiving to any irregularities in the finish lol
Most of it came out beautiful, one low spot around the engraving didn't take it at all. Guess I'll have to sand that spot by hand to get down in there, then give it another bath
post #95 of 95
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IMG_20140505_245926_866.jpg

I guess it works to upload to photobucket then link here. Weird that it looks like it goes through the whole upload process fine, then it just doesn't show up in the message

Anyway...that's how it turned out. Again, not a great pic, but it should give an idea if the final product (and show the spot that didn't take the patina)

It had a moderate edge on it just from shaping the bevels, nothing great, but i put it through a potato just for the hell of it. Obviously it took a little more pressure to cut, but I'm pleased to announce that it was cutting perfectly straight all the way through!
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