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Hiromoto Aogami Super (AS) Steel Gallery - Full Spa Treatment

Discussion in 'JapaneseKnifeSharpening / Dave Martell Knives' started by Dave Martell, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Founding Member

    Here's some of the Hiromoto AS knives that I've done the full spa treatment on. Some of the knives have been rehandled and the blades have been thinned & etched....

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  2. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  3. erikz

    erikz Founding Member

    Wow Dave, very very nice again. I see you do the etching before setting a final edge? Could it be done in reverse order or would the etching affect the edge negatively?
     
  4. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Founding Member

    The etchant detroys the edge quality, it actually removes material and the edge gets rounded over ever so slightly removing all of the bite. Lots of custom knifemakers do it in reverse though (that's sharpen & then etch) damascus knives because it looks prettier on display and there's less chance of screwing up the finish. I prefer to provide edge quality over looks.
     
  5. erikz

    erikz Founding Member

    Im with you Dave. I do prefer edge quality and cutting performance over looks. Thanks for explaining!
     
  6. Crothcipt

    Crothcipt Founding Member

    I loved this on my Mizuno. Still love it. Only difference now is sharpened a few times, and a little bluer. I couldn't believe the "clouds" on it.

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  7. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Founding Member

    I just finished up with this one. It's a 240mm Hiromoto AS gyuto that's been thinned, etched, and I installed a new custom handle made from some absolutely killer dyed maple burl from BurlSource. The handle is adorned with red G10 liners and copper pins.

    The blade was a strange one, it was thicker at the heal and tip than in the middle. You just never know what you'll get with Hiros. [​IMG]

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  8. ThEoRy

    ThEoRy Founding Member

    Killer. I do enjoy the red spacers on this one. Lamination line is pretty wild too!!
     
  9. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Founding Member

  10. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Cant WAIT to get my hands on mine
     
  11. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    Dave didn't tell you...?
     
  12. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Founding Member

  13. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Oh no... what happened ?
     
  14. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    Sorry James the order came up one short- your knife did not make it into the GB. 6 month wait till he makes more. really sorry about that.
     
  15. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    :(... K, sorry I caused so much trouble. I understand. If anyone needs me, ill be sitting in my comfy chair with my blanket and the kitty for a while
     
  16. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  17. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Shhh, if Dave feels bad about making me feel bad, I may get my knife quicker
     
  18. Intrigued

    Intrigued Founding Member

    If it makes you feel any better Dave has blank for the handle of my knife the will make it look like bacon. :bacon

    If you're good while your waiting for your knife to arrive in 6 months or so, I'll let you and the kitty look at pictures of it. :D
     
  19. John Fout

    John Fout Founding Member

    You're mean!

    Connie, what all did you order? I have a 240 Gyuto and a petty coming.
    ETA, nevermind saw it on the other site. :) Santoku and Gyuto. Very Nice.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2014
  20. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Founding Member

    Hiromoto AS Sujihiki with Performance Package (Thinned & Etched Blade, Rounded Spine & Choil, Sharpened)

    This one came out pretty good for a suji.

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