Lacquer Removal

Removing food safe lacquer

Some knives we sell, particularly Matsubara Hamono and Myojin, come shipped with a food-safe lacquer to prevent corrosion during shipping.

Upon receiving your knife if you notice a rainbow hue, a patchy silver/grey coating towards the edge or on the bevel, or notice the knife isn't as sharp as you'd expect, it may be the lacquer. 

To remove the lacquer, dampen a paper towel/soft cloth with acetone, and wipe the lacquered area (avoid any black kurouchi areas) until the lacquer has been visibly removed.