Restoring Shun Hiro by Hand

Atoma 140: This is my preferred method. It removes materials quickly but is more forgiving than the bastard file. Also, making micro-adjustments is easier with the diamond plate. The Atoma 140 is what I use for 99% of my restorations and repairs.

Favorite Sharpening Kit: Once you are done removing the chip(s) and are satisfied with the cutting profile, you can move on to sharpening and polishing your knives as usual.

Optional items

Koyo Polishing Compound Blue: The Koyo polishing compound gives the knives a mirror after you finish sanding with 1000 or 2000 grit sandpaper. In this case, I did not use any sandpaper, but the profile of the Shun Hiro has a nice semi-mirror finish, so the Koyo does an incredible job of bringing out that extra sparkle already on the blade.

Koyo Polishing Cloths: These work incredibly well and last about a dozen uses per sheet. Very handy to use when you do not want to deal with messy compounds. 



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