Kasumi Finishing

Kasumi jiage (haze finishing) is a polishing technique that imparts a distinctive pattern to the blade of a knife or blade. This technique is often seen in traditional Japanese knife making. Kasumi finishing creates a beautiful pattern on the blade and gives the blade a unique character.

The features of Kasumi Finishing are as follows

  1. Principle of the pattern: In haze finishing, steel materials with different properties are laminated to form the blade. This allows the different reactions of the different steels to produce a pattern (haze or sink mark pattern).
  2. Beautiful appearance: The haze finish creates a beautiful pattern that adds color to the appearance of knives and blades. This is an aesthetic element backed by traditional craftsmanship and enhances the pleasure of knife ownership.
  3. Durability: The combination of laminated steels provides increased durability to the knife blade. Combining the strengths of different steels can improve the hardness, flexibility, and sharpness of the blade.
  4. Hand Finishing: Kasumi finishing is a delicate manual process that requires a high level of skill on the part of the craftsman. Careful attention to detail and attention to detail are required to create a uniform and beautiful pattern on the blade.

Kasumi-finishing emphasizes the artistic element of knife-making and is regarded as a technique that brings a high sense of quality to the blade. It is an aesthetic element rooted in traditional Japanese knife culture and an important feature for knife enthusiasts and collectors.

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