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What's This? and ten inches long

Toff

Well-Known Member
Another boring day at the antique stores. I was too tired to work in my shop today. Safety first. Shown next to the Thuringen; what is this thing, is it a hone? It acts after lapping to 1k as if it were 3k. It is hard and barely creates a slurry with a 3k one against it. It is a bit greener than shown on my monitor. It looks like it will glaze to a soft shine like a Chinese stone. the ends have red paint on them.
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Respectfully
~Richard
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The*Cincinnati*Kid

Well-Known Member
Kind of looks like a stone I got off ebay. I was told by alot of guys that their best guess was it was a washita. They said from the grain in the side it was definently a sedimentary stone. It is very hard, and will barely create any slurry. I'm sure someone more experianced will chime in. Hope this helps in some small way Richard.

Regards
Louis.

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Scotchhound1969

Active Member
Dear Richard,

I have a stone, very similar visually...though i've not spent much time to ascertain its performance capabilities, however your description of 1K-3K sounds familiar. I will try to get some pictures up for your viewing.

I was told that it's probably a Hindostan...they are noted for their layered, almost wood-grained look, from the side.

Kind regards,

Mac
 

Toff

Well-Known Member
Hello Mac,
Thank you for the information. It is a very fast cutter and I liken it in action to a Chosera of between one and three k grit.
Had I not pulled the trigger on a Chosera 1k for initial bevel setting on many rescued razors, it would, and may still be, a go to hone for initial restoration of abused razors.
Thank you again!
Respectfully
~Richard
 

Scotchhound1969

Active Member
Dear Richard,

Here are, finally, pictures of my Hindostan. Sorry it took so long to post.
If i recall correctly, the dimensions are approximately: 8x2x1.

Thanks,

Mac

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Toff

Well-Known Member
Hello Mac,
:thumbup: I think that you have nailed the stone type. Thank you and others for helping me decide to keep this "wee little beastie!" That is a nice thing about this forum; Helpful!
Respectfully
~Richard
 
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