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Toff

Well-Known Member
Hello,
These stones were traded to me by a UK expat carpenter who had brought them with him. They were quite old and crusted with a dark scaling of oxidation of something like molasses. I was not too sure they were good hones till I lapped them. The light colored one on the top is about 8k-12k and very,very smooth, similar to a Coticule in texture and homogenous throughout. The spotty one is about 1k-4k and requires more lapping to know for sure. It is equal to an older medium hard Arkansas, but very different in structure.
DRY:
UK1sm.jpg
WET:
UK4sm.jpg
Side View wet: Here is the side of the first stoneThere is quite a bit of chatoyancy in the proper light from the roundels
UKs3sm.jpg
Thank you for your patience!
Respectfully
~Richard
edit: added side view
 

TM280

Well-Known Member
Hi Richard,

I can't help you with the first stone, though if it is a hindustan, they appear to be becoming popular.

The second is most likely a Ouashita Arkansas stone. It seems that they start out white and develop the brown, burn-mark appearance after years of use with oil. I find them very fast, and even faster with slurry. I use them occasionally on razors when I have to straighten an edge or hone out small chips. With slurry they will leave a rough edge that needs a good smoothing out (nothing any coticule can't handle) and on water (with a drop of soap, I can't get all the oil out of mine) leave a very keen edge, though, again, one that needs some smoothing out and work to be shave ready.

On chisels it's all you need.

regards,
Torolf
 

Toff

Well-Known Member
Thanks guys,
I honed a couple of razors tonight and think that the top hone is closer to 6-8K. I used a BBW as a slurry stone and then went to water. I could shave comfortably with that edge. I think that I will call it a "nice" hone!
Respectfully
~Richard
 

Emmanuel

Well-Known Member
Hi Richard.Glad to hear that your hone is working well.I am not specialist to distinguish the kind of your hone, maybe is a japanese one but finally has no meaning the name if for you is a good type.So you can call her <La petite nice>.
Best regards
Emmanuel
 
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