Time to get rolling on the yanagiba. Whoo!
Pre heat treat grind along with the finished handle.
Post heat treat and working on the urasuki, which is the hollow grind on the back side. Steady does it!
After plenty of grinding, the urasuki is showing up.
Just about finished with the belt grinder and moving to hand finishing.
Here is the choil after being hand sanded. It looks good now, but will receive some polishing working later.
The urasuki after much hand sanding. You can see the edges/uraoshi have a higher polish. This will be brought out later when the final sharpening is done.
The road/kireha and flat/hira hand finished. The road will receive more polishing later. MMM...Shiny!