*These are the most simplified process.
Step 12. Rough Polishing
The part that makes up the blade is roughly shaved by an electric grindstone.
Step 13. Polishing the Front
The upper part of the front side is polished.
Step 14. Main Polishing
The lower part of the front side is more precisely polished.
Step 15. Back Polishing
Looking down from the top, the left side is polished to a concave shape.
Step 16. Back Side Finishing Touches
The back side is polished down to a smooth shininess with a Whetstone.
Step 17. Front Side, Buffing, Wooden Polishing Finishing Touches
The blade is buffed using a spinning wooden polishing wheel.
Step 18. Back Side Wooden Polishing Finishing Touches
Further precise polishing is applied with a wooden polishing wheel.
Step 19. Front Side Metal Finishing Touches
The front side of the blade is minutely buffed to a mirror polish.
Step 20. Finishing touches and Attaching Handle
Adjust blade to its cutting form. Attach the handle, and make inscription on the blade.