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Help Please

tat2Ralfy

Well-Known Member
I have a stone that I bought thinking it might be a Charnley Forest, I am not convinced it is
it is slightly greener than the pictures show, very hard and feels glass like after being lapped with my dmt 1200 grit, with water on a razor that was Coticule honed I found it polished the bevel a little (at 60X mag) and the HHT was slightly better (from a 4 to a 4.5)
I will test shave tomorrow, in the meantime does anyone have any idea what it might be?

Many thanks and best wishes
Ralfson (Dr)

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Wet:
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DJKELLY

Well-Known Member
I am certainly no xpert, Ralfy, but I have an Arkansas stone that looks exactly like yours. The color and size match very well. The measurements of mine are......(30 mins later)...when I find the pos I will let you know. Actually fine for what it is, but very difficult to locate. YYP, Denny
 

urmas

Well-Known Member
Hi Ralfy,

How much the pressure you ordinarily apply when you do honing on Charnley Forest. I have 2 of them but I never used them.

Regards,
Urmas
 

tat2Ralfy

Well-Known Member
urmas said:
Hi Ralfy,

How much the pressure you ordinarily apply when you do honing on Charnley Forest. I have 2 of them but I never used them.

Regards,
Urmas

I just use the weight of the blade as I would on a Coticule, 30-60 laps
I have tried water, lather and oil and there didnt seem any difference to me, very sharp but crisp edge, I think we are all spoiled with our forgiving Coticule edges...lol

I do know Denny has an interest in them, maybe you would consider sending each other a P.M? as 2 Charnley Forests are more than anyone needs...lol

In the meantime and back on track, any ideas on my stone above? I would love to be able to put a name to it

Regards
Ralfson (Dr)
 

urmas

Well-Known Member
Thanks Ralfy,

I will try how my hones perform.... and I'm already answered to Denny's mail.

Regards,
Urmas
 
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