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Salen Razor Hone?


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I've come across a reference to a razor hone, described as being very fine, from Salen, in a book about Belgian industries and productions which was published in 1806. The only Salen I know of is Salen in Sweden, however given the age of the reference, and considering that place names may change over the centuries, I wonder if anyone here knows if there ever was a Salen in Belgium.

I haven't been able to find any English language reference that mentions razor hones from Salen. But if the stones does come from Sweden, I wondered is anyone aware of any Swedish, or Belgian, refernce material that may help shed light on the issue.

Kindest regards,
I don't know of any place called Salen in Belgium.

What I do know, is that there is a "Whetstone mountain" in Salem, USA

It's probably not what you're looking for, but I'm mentioning it anyway.

"Salen" is a family name in Belgium, but not a very common one (Saelen) is more common).

Kind regards,