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    So I went onto marketplace and hunted and hunted for a couple hours and took a chance offering a gentleman 25 shipped for a stone that was part of a group of two razors and i believe one brush. He wanted 20 for the whole lot, so I told him i only wanted the stone if he would ship for 25. He said that works. Got it yesterday and its beautiful, has a big corner cut out of it,
    not sure if they ever came like that or that happened in their possession? Turns out It was owned by this gentlemans grandfather, who was on the USS Nevada during Pearl Harbor as a gunman, and had served in WW2 & Korea. I told his grandson I will be lacquering that information to the bottom of the stone, so it always travels with him in honor of his service as a Veteran. It measures 6.75” to the point on the long side, 1 9/16” wide x 11/16” thick.

    The second find at the first estate sale I found was a huge nagura, looks dark, like blue black and is approximately 2 11/16” X 1.25” X 13/16” thick. Not sure if this is a standard sized thuringian nagura or not, but it feel lush and silky like the rest.

    The second find at my 3rd estate sale was a little smaller than the one with the point, and it was 6 1/16” long x 1 5/16” wide x 11/16” thick.

    Im not sure if those are some type of standard dimensions, the slurry that came off the larger stones seemed to be a blue grey, more towards grey. I hadn’t rubbed the nagura on anything yet so im not sure about its slurry. Anyone know if maybe these are sizes your used to seeing?? Thanks everyone! I also have one more random unmarked hone thats a little thicker than normal almost twice the thickness of a standard Franc/z Swaty but shorter approximately 4”. I hadn’t measured it yet but I might post that one up following this to see if anyone is familiar. Please see attached photos!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by olenickdesigns View Post
    So I went onto marketplace and hunted and hunted for a couple hours and took a chance offering a gentleman 25 shipped for a stone that was part of a group of two razors and i believe one brush. He wanted 20 for the whole lot, so I told him i only wanted the stone if he would ship for 25. He said that works. Got it yesterday and its beautiful, has a big corner cut out of it,
    not sure if they ever came like that or that happened in their possession? Turns out It was owned by this gentlemans grandfather, who was on the USS Nevada during Pearl Harbor as a gunman, and had served in WW2 & Korea. I told his grandson I will be lacquering that information to the bottom of the stone, so it always travels with him in honor of his service as a Veteran. It measures 6.75” to the point on the long side, 1 9/16” wide x 11/16” thick.

    The second find at the first estate sale I found was a huge nagura, looks dark, like blue black and is approximately 2 11/16” X 1.25” X 13/16” thick. Not sure if this is a standard sized thuringian nagura or not, but it feel lush and silky like the rest.

    The second find at my 3rd estate sale was a little smaller than the one with the point, and it was 6 1/16” long x 1 5/16” wide x 11/16” thick.

    Im not sure if those are some type of standard dimensions, the slurry that came off the larger stones seemed to be a blue grey, more towards grey. I hadn’t rubbed the nagura on anything yet so im not sure about its slurry. Anyone know if maybe these are sizes your used to seeing?? Thanks everyone! I also have one more random unmarked hone thats a little thicker than normal almost twice the thickness of a standard Franc/z Swaty but shorter approximately 4”. I hadn’t measured it yet but I might post that one up following this to see if anyone is familiar. Please see attached photos!!
    They are not Eschers unless they have an Escher label.
    Thuringians possibly, slate probably.
    They are not standard Escher sizes either.
    Doesn't mean they are not great stones anyway, try them and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneandstrop View Post
    They are not Eschers unless they have an Escher label.
    Thuringians possibly, slate probably.
    They are not standard Escher sizes either.
    Doesn't mean they are not great stones anyway, try them and see.
    yeah i figured i was going to get that answer. seems to be the average response. i know its not labeled. ultimately i dont care if it is or isnt an escher. just figured id ask about the size seeing as they had specifics in sizes they cut. thanks for answering that they are not a standard size though.
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