Help On Hamon

Randy Lucius

Well-Known Member
After heat treating what grit should the knife be finished to before etching? 800? 1000? Higher? Any tips on finishing ?
 

opaul

Well-Known Member
I take the finish to 800 grit. It might vary for others but this is what works for me.
 

opaul

Well-Known Member
After I etch the blade I rub it good with a Cotten towel and then spray with Windex. After that I hand polish with a very fine honing compound.
 

Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
Usually 800 grit for me. Some go higher. Polish to 1500 grit to 2500 grit depending on what you are looking for as far as a result. With hamons - experiment. Everyone does it a bit different.
 
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