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    I realize this is an old thread. I did a search and guess where it brought me..... I just picked one of these up frensler ruby hone in a box lot with a Double duck and a BBB barbers hone. Feels very light weight and not like a stone at all. Sounds like lapping is a pita. Anyone use one? and is it a barbers hone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trimmy72 View Post
    I realize this is an old thread. I did a search and guess where it brought me..... I just picked one of these up frensler ruby hone in a box lot with a Double duck and a BBB barbers hone. Feels very light weight and not like a stone at all. Sounds like lapping is a pita. Anyone use one? and is it a barbers hone?
    The instructions sheet for the Fenslers hone says says: " For quick cutting results give a few strokes on the bottom side either dry or with lather. Finish on top dry." and also "to wash with warm water every couple of months and rub a little Vaseline into the stone with the palm of your hand."

    Somebody did once write that the Fenslers Ruby is 18-20K and along with the Lakeside barber hone the finest barber available and a well kept secret within SRP veterans to not trigger prices up.

    Lapping is a bit strange and hard since it "clogges" the DMT or sheets very fast

    Mine looks like the one in this picture link
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogwelder/3695986177/
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    I also purchased one off the bay and it needed lapping in a big way. I did not find it to be a hard stone at all, if fact it was much softer than it looks. An unusual stone for sure.

    I lapped both sides about 50 circles on glass plate with 120g SIC powder. I then followed up with my normal progression of Atoma 140, 400, then 1200 under a drip of water fairly quickly. I then applied Vaseline a let it soak it up overnight. I will add more until it stops taking it. then a little kerosene to clean and then it should be ready to go for another year or so.

    Easy Peasy......

    I will test in the next few days.

    Dave

    You may also be interested in the testing done by MODINE
    http://www.razorandstone.com/showthr...Ruby-hone-test
    Last edited by dta116; 11-29-2014 at 10:35 PM.

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    A very nice Barber Hone and one of my favs....great for Touch ups....

    I really like the edges how these come from the Fernsler!!
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    It makes sense that I'd dmt plates or wet dry paper clogs up that loos grit would lap it quickly and effectively..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezpz View Post
    It makes sense that I'd dmt plates or wet dry paper clogs up that loos grit would lap it quickly and effectively..
    Yeah, using loose grit on glass, mo' better. Then there is the Atoma Diamond plate, also mo' better. I use #140, #400, #1200.
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    Here is the paper that comes with it :<0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by doorsch View Post
    A very nice Barber Hone and one of my favs....great for Touch ups....

    I really like the edges how these come from the Fernsler!!
    +1...Easily in the top 10 of all the Barber Hones I own in my opinion...And I have a LOT OF BH's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfpack34 View Post
    +1...Easily in the top 10 of all the Barber Hones I own in my opinion...And I have a LOT OF BH's!
    Wow! you made me go count....darn near 50 Bhones....Way too many. I still have about 30 to lap. (I'm too old for this).

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