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Tojiro 150mm petty - naked

Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:46 pm

The kurouchi finish has been creating friction such that it was hard to use this guy on some products.

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So I stripped it.

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There are some small pits but I love the rustic look of the kurouchi finish, just not the friction the finish was causing.

I used 220 grit sand paper, ~300, ~600, ~1200 grit scotch brite pads. All passes were from the spine to the edge except the last (1200) which I went along the blade but only above the grind.

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The patina is two different patterns with yellow mustard but it did not get dark enough so I buried it in some diced onion that I was about to throw out (garnish from last night).

Haven't used it yet, so I can't say if this helped with sticking/wedging, but I really like the look of it.

Re: Tojiro 150mm petty - naked

Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:26 pm

I did the same to mine...no patina currently but I like it much better :)


Re: Tojiro 150mm petty - naked

Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:30 pm

Just used it tonight to make dinner. Still on the thick side overall, but a marked improvement.

And I love the look, it looks cooler (IMHO)

Re: Tojiro 150mm petty - naked

Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:21 pm

Funny, I tried to force a patina with vinegar on mine, and it took the kurouchi right off! Still looks rustic, just a different kind of rustic.

Re: Tojiro 150mm petty - naked

Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:56 pm


That sounds less labor intensive than what I did.


Re: Tojiro 150mm petty - naked

Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:42 am

Mine started inadvertantly. I was trying to thin it out a little and took off some of the KU finish. I thought what the hell, it won't look any worse and sanded the rest off with 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Then took 1000/1500/2000 grit to it and it shined up pretty nicely. A little Mother's to finish it off and thats where she sits now. Never did finish thinning it though....I bought a Carter funayuki instead :D

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