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Is this a Thuringian?

Andreas63

Well-Known Member
Hi!
I found this hone at a local e-shop: I used it after the Naniwa Superstone 10 000 and it gave a sharper edge than the Naniwa. I like it :D :lol:

Different from my coti (la verte) but a very good edge anyway.

Is this a vintage Thuringian? It is a very very smooth hone...the slurry coming from this hone during the lapping procedure (Norton 320grit) smells like chalk.

Thank you in advance :)

Andreas


 

JimR

Well-Known Member
Well, the wording on the box is right, and it has a very similar color. I'd say chances are high...
 

Rosco

Well-Known Member
5"x1" is also a very common size for a Thuringian hone. And the writing is in German. I also reckon there is a good chance it's a Thuringian.
PS. That's the first time I've ever seen a measuring tape marked only in metric. Very confusing at first.:blink:
 

Andreas63

Well-Known Member
Thank you for your answers JimR and Rosco :) :)

I'm glad to hear to the chances are good that it's a vintage Thüringer...anyway it gives a very nice "crispy" edge so I'm going to test it with other razors.

The hone mesures 5"x1.2"...more or less
 

Bart

Well-Known Member
That looks like a nice Thuringian.:thumbup:

I've edited your first post, make the pictures show in the post.

Kind regards,
Bart.
 

tat2Ralfy

Well-Known Member
If its a Thuringian then well done :thumbup:
I know nothing of these except they are highly rated, maybe you can let us know how the shaves are?

Best wishes
Ralfson (Dr)
 

Andreas63

Well-Known Member
Thank you for posting my pictures Bart :)

Dr Ralfson: I've used this hone on two Heljestrands, a 5/8 and a nr.31 (a 5/8 too), both are full hollow. I've shaved with one of them and the feeling is different compared to my coti (which is a "la verte" type).

The coti feels smoother and the Thüringer feels more "crispy"...but in a positive way...no nicks or scratches or razor burn...only a different feeling compared to my coti. May be the razor is a little more sharp...The edge polished by the Thüringer is a little more shiny too.


It's nice to have both...:lol: :lol:
 

Bart

Well-Known Member
If I may make a suggestion?
Try to finish with the Coticule, after the Thuringer, and also vice versa.
That will surely give you some interesting insights in the nature of both hones.

Kind regards,
Bart.
 

Andreas63

Well-Known Member
Bart said:
If I may make a suggestion?
Try to finish with the Coticule, after the Thuringer, and also vice versa.
That will surely give you some interesting insights in the nature of both hones.

Kind regards,
Bart.

Interesting suggestion: I'll try it and let you know :thumbup: :thumbup:
 
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