I got the Veho USB microscope and I decided to take a look at an edge or two. Man, that does take some work at high magnification to get the focus and reflections right for a photo!
I'm trying to determine if I'm getting the burr removed correctly. I took a Gassan Nakiri and a Santoku directly OOTB and sharpened them on my Rika 5K stone. These photos are right off the 5K, no cork or strop deburring. I'm not sure what to look for on determining if the edges look good - I think they do, but I'd like some feedback please
I plan on stropping on leather and checking the edge again to see the effect.
This is about 350-400 power magnification.
Gassan Nakiri - Rika 5K:
Gassan Santoku - Rika 5K #1:
Gassan Santoku - Rika 5K #2:
Gassan Santoku - Rika 5K #3: