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    Default MIsterious hone

    Hello everybody, first of all i apologize for my english :-)
    I own a beautiful stone coming from U.K., and i would like to try to give a name to it. The seller believes it's a charnley forest, someone more expert than me told that it could be a Llyn Idwal.
    Anyway, the surface showed thin scratches and some chipping. Lapping it was not easy, the stone formed a significant quantity of light green slurry, quite sticky; in fact, I felt it to be eroded very little, and it took a couple of hours to straighten it, starting with a 120-grit sand paper, going up until 1000.
    Here are some pictures of the stone.
    Thank you in advance for every opinion
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    Nice stone ;-) could be either of those two, i just believe a bit more that it might be a Charnley, however there are a lot of hones around...

    Here is one from Bushdoctor, he wrote its a Llyn Idwall...

    http://www.ilrasoio.com/gallery/image.php?image_id=8695
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    Haha ;-) great you already posted here...

    http://www.ilrasoio.com/viewtopic.ph...5257&start=675
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    Yes, it's me! :-)
    It could be interesting to compare side by side this stone with another one whose identity is certain, just to satisfy my "thirst for knowledge" :-). Anyway, I have made a test on a Sheffield that i had previously honed on a cuticole and the feeling has been very good.
    I will keep testing my rock :-)

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    I am going nore towards CF. Are there any chips?
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    Yes, there were a few chips on the borders, and two shallow nicks (i'm not sure this is the right term.....) near the center of the hone.
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    I have one of these, never could decide what it was.

    It was sold as a CF but there are sections that look more like a grecian oilstone, which we know to be a type of LI.

    Mine appears to be harder than most CFs and gives a more 'crisp', slightly harsher edge than a CF, so I amleaning a bit towards LI.

    I did notice that these stones began to appear in quantity when A-J started selling hones some years back...

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    Either way, its a very attractive stone.

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