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Kitoaka 300 yanagiba

Wed May 07, 2014 3:48 pm

Hey all. So finally got off my duff and shot a vid of one of my yanagaibas in action. Enjoy.

Re: Kitoaka 300 yanagiba

Wed May 07, 2014 7:35 pm

Lefty! Good video dude, you need to crawl out from under your rock more often! Great job with the knife.

Re: Kitoaka 300 yanagiba

Thu May 08, 2014 1:21 am

Nice job on the knife. Looks great.

You mention changing directions during the polishing stage. Could you explain which directions you polish the blade? and in what order? I understand the concept but I am ignorant to the procedure of traditional polishing.

Re: Kitoaka 300 yanagiba

Thu May 08, 2014 5:47 pm

Haha Jeff. Yell at my work ;)

Atang. Basically from ground work, (220 or less if thinning up to 4k) I use the usual 45 degree sharpening angle, then at 5k and 6-8k (nats used) I go in an up and down motion and for 10k and the next higher I go from side to side. Hope that makes sense lol.

If you scroll down they have a photo. I've adapted different stones, but would like to get a full set of traditional stones one day.


Re: Kitoaka 300 yanagiba

Fri May 09, 2014 9:30 am

Thanks for the link. That would be a cool set-up. I'd love to get into finger polishing someday. Thanks.
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