Another "vintage" one

Tok

Well-Known Member
Hello,

I got this:

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Any idea of the layer?

First sharpening attempts look(/feel) very good.

Regards,
Tok
 

tat2Ralfy

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Nice looking Coticule, unfortunately it is virtually impossible to identify these old Coticules

Regards
Ralfson (Dr)
 

Smythe

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Indeed it may be impossible to identify... photos of the sides may help. I suspect it may have been on a fitted box.
Really like the back-side of that stone:thumbup:
 

thanks

Member
Regardless of whether or not it can be identified, I will say that is indeed a gorgeous piece of rock! How's the edge it leaves? Crispy, engaging, mellow, etc?
 

Tok

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Hello,

yesterday, I was a bit in a hurry, so I wasn´t able to type so much about the stone. It is 4cm x 17,5cm and I had to lap away about 5mm. I used abrasive sand on a marple plate. To prevent hitting the BBW layer, I had to lap it more on one side. Due to the "scars" on the back, which are pretty deep, I think that I have 4mm until I hit the BBW and 6-7mm until I have a hole in the middle. Thus, I am not so fond of the back, although it looks great.

The coticule side has a little bit of the pattern, my la Dressante has, I think, la Griese has it, too… I think, you know, what I mean.
The grey line between the Coticule and the BBW looks wider, than it actually is. From the side, Its about 2mm wide.

I made a pretty quick dilucot session (about half an hour, which is pretty quick for me) on a George Butler with pretty much hone wear (I´d love to have the same razor without hone wear…). Very good result. I have the feeling, that this stone acts pretty fast and leaves a crispy edge, although I´m far too unexperienced to really answer that questions.

Anyhow, this is my narrowest coticule and now, I get what you are talking about. If someone would ask me now, I´d say, go for a narrow one, 4cm or even 3cm.

Kind regards,
Tok
 

justin

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I'm sure you guys have talked about this before, but am I the only one that doesn't like the label "vintage"? Anyway, it's a beaut. Use it, love, cherish it, pass it down to your son if it survives that long.

I have a question though. If you were to hit some bbw, would it even matter? I don't think it would effect the edge. (Remember I've been away for a while. :) )
 

Woodash

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justin said:
I'm sure you guys have talked about this before, but am I the only one that doesn't like the label "vintage"? Anyway, it's a beaut. Use it, love, cherish it, pass it down to your son if it survives that long.
Yeah - it's interesting. A 'vintage rock'. Estate bottled, 400 million years ago.

justin said:
I have a question though. If you were to hit some bbw, would it even matter? I don't think it would effect the edge. (Remember I've been away for a while. :) )
Well - that would depend on if it was in the woods and didn't make a sound...:p

Beautiful stone, btw.
 

Woodash

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DJKELLY said:
Very deep, there, Woody. What would you do with a wall?
Oh crap. I know I'm about to walk right into something (or would that be a wall?).

BTW there Dennis, has anyone tried to touch your junk recently? :lol:
 

Tok

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That´s why I wrote "vintage" in " "´s. "Old" sounds wrong as well. What would be the best word?

Here is a picture from the side, by the way:

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Not that I hope that it´ll help much…

Regards,
Tok
 

Bart

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That side picture looks unlike any Coticule layer I know. Which doesn't surprise me. This stone could come from any former mine, and possibly from a layer that's currently no longer extracted.

I have no doubt that I'll serve you well. Lovely stone! :thumbup:

Kind regards,
Bart.
 

Tok

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Wow, if not even Bart knows what it is, it has to be something extremely rare and expensive! Just kidding.

have a question though. If you were to hit some bbw, would it even matter? I don't think it would effect the edge. (Remember I've been away for a while. )
Don´t think so. when I finish on plain water, I don´t have to hit this part. And using BBW with slurry (Dilublue-style) and finishing on a coticule works. But I have like 20 years to decide. If it bothers me, I lap away the corner.

Regards,
Tok
 

DJKELLY

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Woodash said:
DJKELLY said:
Very deep, there, Woody. What would you do with a wall?
Oh crap. I know I'm about to walk right into something (or would that be a wall?).

BTW there Dennis, has anyone tried to touch your junk recently? :lol:
YES, and they were successful, thank goodness, but I haven't been to the airport in a couple days.
 
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