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Vintage Mystery Hone.

wdwrx

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Hi Guys! I'm hoping for a little help ID'ing a mystery hone. It was suggested to me to post here because it may be a "green" coticule. ?!?! I've never heard of such a thing, but that's not saying much... I think it may be a vintage Thuringian.
The stone itself has a light green cast, measures 50mm x 150mm x 20mm (2"x 6" x3/4") shows no signs of strata or layering; it's very homogenous throughout and shows no inclusions at all, generates a milky greenish- light grey slurry and feels velvety slick to the hand.
It's scratch pattern puts it somewhere between Jsynth 8K and Nani12K.
Any ideas anyone has would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks,
- Chris
Edit: I can't figure out how to upload an image so here is a link to a thread in B&B with a photo: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=147707
 

BlueDun

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I seriously doubt that this is a Thuringian. Color is way off from any Thuringian or Escher or whatever comes close to that family. How does it perform anyway??

Cheers
BlueDun
 

Bart

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I'm linking your picture:


It's really impossible to tell, based on that picture. My first thought is that it is some other hone, but you never know.
Greenish Coticules do exist. You can see me raising slurry on one in this video:
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. Could you compare yours to what you see in the video (color of the hone, color of the slurry).
(The slurry I'm using in the video is way to thick, by the way. I just wanted to show that even on a very hard Coticule, it's possible to create a lot slurry).

Kind regards,
Bart.
 

BlueDun

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Bart said:
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Aaaah .. come on, chairman.
You're cheating and you're just using a slurry stone that's soft like a ripe banana ...
I'm gonna debunk you with our slurry stone experiment .... if you still dare!

Sincerely yours
SHITCA memeber BlueDun
 

wdwrx

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Well, I though I posted a reply .. but I've somehow lost it, Doh! Here's the second attempt:
Thanks for the quick responses, and the link. It's defintly not a green coti. I'm pretty sure it is a thuringian, it looks very similar to Mrmaroon's mystery hone (http://www.coticule.be/the-cafeteria/topic/409.html) and his description of the way it works is spot on. (excpet I don't know about his comparison to a coti as i've never used one)

I've posted pics on the other forum I mentioned (I'm sorry if it's rude of me to keep doing that, I'll try to figure out how to post pics here ASAP) showing my tiny new Thuringian side by side with my mystery hone, they are very similar, both in feel, and structure and function, though I've hardly used the little one at all, it's just too darn tiny.
I spent the afternoon playing around with this new hone, and I'm pretty impressed. It cuts super fast, leaves that so called sand-blasted look,with a slurry, and with plain water the scratches are so fine that they just polish right out with a 12k.

Whatever it is, I like it!
Thanks guys,
- Chris
 

Bart

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wdwrx said:
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Not rude at all. It's ok to link to other websites. But your posts will receive better attention if you make the links readily clickable and make the linked pictures show up in your post. Here's a small
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wdwrx said:
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Sounds like a very nice hone. Have you tried shaving right off it? (edge stropped of course:) ).

Kind regards,
Bart.
 

tat2Ralfy

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BlueDun said:
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Bwhahahaha

Dun, you really really got it bad my good fellow, I have seen a lot of this before, during my time in the coticule forests of the old empire, best thing I have ever used as treatment is to send a razor to one of the good chaps here, have him hone it on a coticule to his highest standard, then upon its return test shave one half of your face with that razor, and the other half with a razor of equal quality that has been honed on some manmade plastic type of hone.

If that doesnt cure you I am afraid there is little that can be done. as you say:
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!!

Bwhahahaha Bwhahahaha Bwhahahaha

Yours, physician to the royal keeper of the vault
Ralfson, PHD, SHITCA, Co producer of the worlds first B.R.A.T.
 

Bart

Well-Known Member
I've edited your first test post. You can use the edit button, to compare your code with mine. (Your code is at the first line, mine at the second)
The best way to harvest the correct URL, is to right click the picture. In Firefox, you can hit "copy link" (or whatever it says in English). I Internet Explorer, you can hit properties, select the URL and press CTRL-C.

In both cases, CTRL-V pastes the correct link into the editor. Place the link between IMG-tags (as you did) and it shows the picture.

Kind regards,
Bart.
 

wdwrx

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Thanks for the tips Bart... got 'er figured now...(BTW.. I could'a sworn I deleted that post....;) )

Here's a pic of the new hone, I've placed it side by side with my MST thuringian, they are quite similar. The color rendering is fairly accurate (at least on my monitor).
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BlueDun

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Well, looking at your pic I guess I have to revise my above statement.
Looks you were lucky on that one!
Congrats
BlueDun
 

Bart

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wdwrx said:
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Actually, when a member deletes a post, it's only "unpublished". Moderators still see it. I didn't catch the unpublished sign, so I replied as I would to a published post.
It's not something I can alter. Only moderators can truly delete posts. Members can only make them invisible to other members.
Just a petty detail. :)

Kind regards,
Bart.
 
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