To make the knives smooth and sharp as a razor…

Polishing tools

Without polishing, even after a good sharpening on a fine-grained water stone, the knife will have a “rough” edge. Under a microscope, you will see “saw-like teeth.” The finer the grit of the stone, the finer the “saw-like teeth” will be, but they will still be present.

To achieve a smooth and razor-sharp edge, to finish our work, we perform a polishing. This final stage is crucial and essential for obtaining a super-sharp and smooth edge. Polishing eliminates the “saw-like teeth” and creates a beautifully smooth, uniform edge that is sharp as a razor and a pleasure to use.

Polishing can be done using a cotton, felt, or leather wheel. Polishing compounds are also applied to the wheel to achieve different results depending on the material being polished.

For certain types of scissors, such as surgical or veterinary scissors, or other scissors like sewing scissors, polishing is very important. Sharpening these scissors should always be followed by polishing to ensure that the surfaces that come into contact with each other during use are smooth and free from micro-cavities, grooves, or other irregularities that could make their surfaces uneven.

Here are some examples of different items for which we have done polishing for the finishing touch.