Yesterday somebody send me two very nice yanagibas. Top one is Masamoto Honyaki 300mm white#2 yanagiba and bottom one is custom JCK Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan 270mm blue#2 yanagiba
Both has not been sharpened before. I decided to start from JCK Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan.
I started with Beston 500 because i knew that if knife was never sharpened before I have to look for any grind issues. I followed beston with JNS1000, white binsui amd oohira tomae. This is a finish aftet Oohira.
Here you can see low spots on blade road.
I will continue tommorow.