Crazy what that shinden did! theres much more Stuff coming out then with the Aizu! I should get 2 new Suitas in the next days and should do some testing.. Lots of stress until wednesday and then time to relax again and trying some stones
yes! so much more character of the wrought shows up with the Shinden.
yeah! Its really awesome that you show off so much here.. most people here use Stones only for getting the edge insanly sharp. It cool to show some Polishing stuff around those stones.
As mentioned.. good Narutakis are my favorit polishers.. i prefer them over Uchigumori and actually i dondt have a fucking clue what strate my soft polishers are actually from Awesedo? Tenjo? Karatedestroyer?.. no clue
Narutaki was one of the oldest mines and is next to the nakayma mines in the Tanba fields of the eastern Mountains. To bad it was closed because now a highway is going straight over it. Well they work pretty good and many vintage or NOS ones are super perfect without any lines and shit. You often get a single color dark beige/green/red Fullsize Block. Quality was/is very good.
it’s difficult taking a good picture from polishing work
Argh... and You are willing to repeat the polish for each sharpening of the knife?! Looks like Your hands will accomodate to this knife a bit more intensely than to most others. And yes, it is difficult. I think valgard's approach using short videos is a worthwhile alternative to still pictures.