I couldn't wait to start this project. Some time ago a member of Polish knives forum has ordered Masamoto KK 270mm yanagiba from Japanesechefsknife.com directly to my home. I have this knife for over a month now and it's owner has never see it before. I couldn't start it because I had to wait for materials. Earlier this week I recieved small package from Poland. Inside I found new silver, water buffalo horn roll and beautiful stabilised brown maple burl. So now I have all materials and will to start this project.
- Rehandle it.
- Polish the face of the blade to mirror finish
- sharpen it and polish the blade road.
Also I will try to polish face of the blade on the stones instead of using sand paper. I hope that it'll save me a lot of time. I just hope that this part of knife is not concaved that much. Kanji is stamped and very deep so I can remove some steel.
I can't wait to finish that project. As I said before, the owner of this beautiful yanagiba has never seen it before and I hope that when I will be finished and knife will be sent, he will open a box and will be amazed.