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Stone review and sharpening a sujihiki

Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:46 pm

Mark sent me a suji to use as a mule to do a little stone review. In this video I use the Naniwa 150 Omura, Arashiyama 1K & 6k, Naniwa 2k Green brick of Joy, and the 10k Imanishi.

This is not my best video IMO and I should have broke it up into a few parts but it is what it is. I believe most of my problem was feeling as if I was using the wrong knife for the stones, it kinda consumed my thought during the sharpening.

Anyways, enjoy and feel free to comment.

Re: Stone review and sharpening a sujihiki

Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:10 pm

Very nice video. Glad you were frank with what you were thinking about during the video gave us a bit of realistic insight as to what might go on in the mind of a person with this level of sharpening skills.

Editorially, I agree it could have been broken up into multiple parts but I also feel it may ruin the flow of the video.

I would also enjoy some clarification as to what you were thinking when you said it was the wrong knife fr the stones? Some insight would be greatly appreciated.


Re: Stone review and sharpening a sujihiki

Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:05 am

First, thank you for watching.

The wrong knife for the stones or the wrong stones for the knife is something you get a feel for after sharpening many blades with different stones. The Omura stone for example would be better suited to a yanagi and its large bevel and when in the high grits with a traditional style knife I simply don't like polishing stones such as the Imanishi. I would have much rather finished with a natural stone or one of my other "natural like" finishing stones. For me its the feel of the edge that the stone produces for a given steel and not so much about how sharp can I get it.

Re: Stone review and sharpening a sujihiki

Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:04 pm

Fantastic insight thanks again for the video.
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