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    Default New to me Washita Lily White

    I realized i posted my pics on this stone in the wrong place so i will put it here.

    Picked this on up on eBay for a decent price. Ive been watching them so i had an idea on what they go for. Plus with the help of a friend here on SRP. Going by the label it was made around 1930 as it doesnt say Norton anywhere. It came with the original box and by the glue and splinters on the back of the stone i can tell its the right stone for the box. And thats good since the label is on the box. 1 7/8 x 5 3/4 x 1.

    The top surface is dished about 1mm so not much. Guessing it has a great burnished finish. So i think i will lap the glue side so it can be used for bevel setting or course work.

    So here is a couple picks of it including a pic of a label one off www that matches this label as mine is hard to see. So for your rock viewing pleasure...

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    Where does that end up in an Arkansas progression?

    Nice looking stone.

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    Pike Lilly Whites are finer than the later Norton Lilly Whites folks say. Usually a pre-finisher but depends on the stone face finish.

    I would soak in plain warm water and remove the label with a single edge razor blade once the glue loosens up. Store it on a piece of glass.

    Then soak and lap with loose 60 grit Silicon Carbide, lap finish and burnish, re-apply the label and seal.

    Nice stone and great label, or just frame the label. They are great knife stones.

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    The first picture is not mine.
    The label was shown to show what mine looks like that is on the box. I think i will leave it on the box.

    As compared to a SB or Trans Arkie this stone would be used before them. That is if you really want to go with a full natural progression.
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    It still has the original pike green, not often seen. Nice examle of a pike lily white!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toroblanco View Post
    It still has the original pike green, not often seen. Nice examle of a pike lily white!
    My guess is it is a turn of the century stone. 1890-1932.
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    Very nice stone. I love Washitas and how much they can vary from grade to grade/stone to stone, and especially how versatile they are. They are the North American version of a Suita stone in that they can cut very fast, and also very fine. Congrats on a nice score.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    The first picture is not mine.
    The label was shown to show what mine looks like that is on the box. I think i will leave it on the box.

    As compared to a SB or Trans Arkie this stone would be used before them. That is if you really want to go with a full natural progression.
    Mine had the label on the back of the stone, in the box. I see this one had the label on the box. It's a very nice collectors piece. I had all of them (still have some), except the Rosy Red version I saw only once for a huge amount of money, so I said no.
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    Sure would like to give it a try, Jerry.

    We could do a swap, for a bit.

    Your Lilly white, to my Butterscotch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cman670 View Post
    Mine had the label on the back of the stone, in the box. I see this one had the label on the box. It's a very nice collectors piece. I had all of them (still have some), except the Rosy Red version I saw only once for a huge amount of money, so I said no.

    A 6x2 Rosy Red sold recently for almost 500 dollars. Thatís crazy money.
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