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hone identification

ehv

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I hope someone can identify this hone. I bought it from ebay from a stock of old barber supplies from France.

The hone was stored in a box which would indicate some value.

The dimensions are 13,5 cm x 7,5 cm x 2.0 cm. It feels very hard and glassy.

When I lapped it, it smelled earthy. The swarf is greyish.

Can anybody identify the stone? And how can you test the stone to get some grit identification?

Photos: the box, the swarf, the one without water before lapping, the one with water after lapping.
 

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