My next project is Hiromoto. The knife on the bottom is a knife I have to work on, and the top one is my own knife. Bot are Hiromoto AS 240mm gyuto. The bottom one is used in the pro kitchen. As you can see on the picture, hagane on the bottom one dissapeared. It doesn't mean that it is not there. It's core steel but it is not exposed anymore because of heavy sharpening.
Red aoto fingerstone:
I found crack in the pin hole. I took it out, glued it in and then sanded.
And now final results:
New grind. Of course it could be thinner but I've been told that this knife is doing rock cutting in 99% of time so there is no reason to thinning it more.
So now, you could ask why there is ''Fail of the year'' in the title. It's because it was my biggest fail ever. When I showed those pictures to the knife owner, he told me that he wanted Wa handle . It had to be conversion from western handle to Japanese style handle. I have quickly checked my emails and actually 27 emails earlier I found this sentence: ''I want Japanese style handle''. You even don't know how bad I felt at that time and how sorry I was. It is sorted now, but it shouldn't happened. So treat it as a warning. Always check your emails, especially if you have hundreds of them, because there is possibility that you will loose something.
That's it at the moment. I am going to JNS gathering in 3h time so wait for new posts with gathering relation:D