robin , I went back and reread the original comment from Wastl. I haven't run it through google translate to check how your translation may have turned out (esp. since I don't speak swedish).
At no point did he state that the overgrind is a product of the original knife making process.
Given the fact that I have touched up the knife in the period of time between my purchase of it from you and sending it off to him, it's more than likely (=almost guaranteed) that the tiniest of a tiny overgrind he found when he prepared the knife for the PA is a product of my less than stellar sharpening skills and that I didn't realise I created one before I send of the knife to him.
If there had been any noticeable flaw in the knife when I got it from you, I would have gotten in contact with you right away. And I can't think of a single member here, who would lament about a flaw (real or imagined) on a custom/semi-custom knife from a knife maker on this board, without having contacted the maker first.
Keeping that in mind, I think it would be the wisest course not to interpret his comment as some kind of accusation against you or as a disparaging remark on your skills as a knife maker.
As the owner of the knife I'm happy with the purchase I made....can't repeat that often enough.
No worries i also mentioned that multiple times here that this was more a Prototype and how insanly fast you optimized your knifes. The recent ones are just awesome 3000! I used the knife also some times and its just great! But you may have noticed that the people here notice the smallest details but its never anything like bad critics and everybody was impressed by that knife in this PA
This knife left you as you mentioned with a perfect grind and its a mindblowing piece of functional Art! And of course after such a long time the Grind is different because the owner or other people grinded them. I personally wrecked so many good grind on my knifes because i thought it was a good idea )
So with you recent works its just amazing what kind of many improvements you did! Seeya Daniel!
Hi Robin! Hahah no Problem!! I would react similar if someone says stuff about my 3d Architectural Stuff that. People here are critical because they have tons of sick knifes, but we discuss everything as polite as possible and facts matter! Xerxes here got so much feedback from his PA's that it helped extremely fast to optimize his knifes. And really this knife here made everybody go WOW
Your tattoo's on your arms look good! And more important ... This looks pretty good what you do freehand! You seem to have a lot of daily practice with sharpening! And thanks for sharing your stone setup and that sharpening video.
Thank you for the video, that is what i thought, basically japanese style.......
So you start with DMT, followed by 1k chosera going to Superstone 5k? right?
And nothing wrong about it, expect, that some may ruin their knives this way (sharpeners with nearly no experience!).
I do this similar (ok i use a watercooled benchgrinder mostly for this, about once a year). Some of my japanese knives are done by hand, and today i thinned my Bryan Raquin Gyuto this way.
Basically we thin the whole bevel, till a burr is created, then the same on the other side. After this (i used chosera 320 Disc, chosera 5k, Mizukiahara and some strokes over a Uchigimori) I sharpen the knife in my favorite angle (36 degree for Gytuos btw.) using Chosera 5k and some naturals....