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Re: feeling a tad stupid

Post by Geordie Ross » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:12 pm

There's a few things I find easy to find and fun to cut, pet sawdust bags, the compressed tight packed ones, alot cheaper than mats and easier to source, a but imagination and you'll find alot of stuff can be a targate ;)

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Re: feeling a tad stupid

Post by the blade master » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:01 pm

ok heres what the maguiares polish can do the knife had a very satin mat finish before polishing
the katana was very badly scuffed after i presume being used for cutting and i mean badly scuffed
a few hours work is all that was needed sorry no before pics so you,ll have to take my word for it
the after pics speak for themselves.

ok guys ive found a before pic of the knife top one in the pic


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Re: feeling a tad stupid

Post by Geordie Ross » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:29 pm

Jesus Christ!!! Are you sure you didn't just shape a mirror shard into a knife?!

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Re: feeling a tad stupid

Post by the blade master » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:57 pm

nah you just wouldnt belive how bad the blades were
thats just after a couple hours work each im finding the
more im polishing them the higher the shine i get and the
deeper the shine put a ruler upright on the blade and see
what the last number is that you can see clearly 6 is better than 5
seven is better than 6 and 8 is better 7 i can see up to about 9.50inches
on mine its a little tip i picked up in my french polishing classes

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Re: feeling a tad stupid

Post by Geordie Ross » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:02 pm

You could make a business out of that mate, nice work, brilliant finish

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Re: feeling a tad stupid

Post by jamesb0551 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:04 pm

does it damage the hamon?

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Re: feeling a tad stupid

Post by the blade master » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:12 pm

yes if you polish too hard be very gentle if you go near the hamon
the rest of the blades ok to give it some welly so,to speak but softly on the harmon
and remember just the tiniest of dabs on the cloth about pin head size a little gose
a very long way with this stuff.

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Re: feeling a tad stupid

Post by Geordie Ross » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:11 pm

And remember to use a super soft cloth, i think kitchen roll or rice paper won't be up to the job

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Re: feeling a tad stupid

Post by the blade master » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:48 pm

funely enough ive used paper kitchen towel with exelent results as no matter how soft the polishing
cloth it still leaves some very fine scratches no kidding guys the best thing ive found is your bare finger
tip no cloth do it gently and no blisters just the tiniest of dabs and polish in a circular motion a fresh dab
if your finger feels like its dragging on the steel or a slow count to about 3 hundred sounds daft but it works for me
now when youve done the slow count?? let the polish dry a bit wipe of with a soft paper towel to check your progress
if you feel it needs a bit more polishing start off again repeat processes till you have the shine you want
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Re: feeling a tad stupid

Post by Geordie Ross » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:57 pm

When I used 101 liquid metal polish on my axe, I used one side with paper towls and it left scratches, I used a leather shammy on the other side with much better results, may be the different polishes we use Mick lol

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Re: feeling a tad stupid

Post by the blade master » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:59 pm

no kidding try my finger process in the above post and no its not a wind up or a p**s take
it really dose work

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Re: feeling a tad stupid

Post by Geordie Ross » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:36 pm

Hmm may try it sometime, it may be the skins oil, and the fact you can "feel" the polish, cheers for the tips mate ;)

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Re: feeling a tad stupid

Post by the blade master » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:41 pm

your wellcome

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Re: feeling a tad stupid

Post by Moon » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:47 pm

Professional togi-shi only use their fingers and a very fine slurry in the final stages of traditional polishing.

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Re: feeling a tad stupid

Post by the blade master » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:28 pm

see i told you and i found that out by trial and error must be im part japanese :D :D

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