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Morikata- removing lacquer

Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:28 pm

Hey guys,

I just received my Morikata Santoku in AS today. Beautiful knife with no over grind or wavy bevel issue. My question is if I remove the lacquer finish will it create any issues besides more care or maintenance? I discovered while giving it a test run the lacquer finish creates a lot of drag on deeper cuts. Anyone else have this issue? Thank you for any insight available!

R/
Dan

Re: Morikata- removing lacquer

Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:43 pm

Are you speaking of the temporary clear lacquer often applied to new carbon knifes, or the black korouchi finish?

Re: Morikata- removing lacquer

Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:48 pm

I'm thinking it would be the lacquer only as it feels "sticky" when cutting deep. I was tempted to try acetone but I figured I better ask first :)

Re: Morikata- removing lacquer

Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:42 pm

Yes acetone will strip that stuff off.
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