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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    Same here. I'm reminded of the episode of Cheers when Cliff, the trivia king, was asked in final jeopardy what three celebrities (whom I don't recall) had in common? Cliff answered with the question "Who are three people who have never been in my living room?"


    Regarding your stone I can only say that it has never been in my living room.
    I haven't got a clue what it is but I look forward to your finding out. Keep in mind that Howard, wayward SRP member and proprietor of The Perfect Edge, is a geologist. Maybe you could ask him?
    Same here, the more I looked at it, the less sure I was. Whatever happened to Howard anyway, the guy sure knew his stones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nun2sharp View Post
    Same here, the more I looked at it, the less sure I was. Whatever happened to Howard anyway, the guy sure knew his stones.
    I figure we should start a petition and demand his return.

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    My first thoughts were that it's some sort of slate. No one else thinking along those lines?

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    Here are pictures of the one I had. The bottom was pretty rough, slate like I think. It was originally used with oil.

    It feels smooth except for the middle, it may be coarser than a Coticule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scipio View Post
    I'm thoroughly disappointed that not one of you has even a suggestion as to what this hone is.
    It looks a bit like the Llyn Idwal welsh oilstone that I have - not quite as good as a CF, but close!

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    Its definitely nowhere near a Charnley Neil...do you think it may be a Cutler's Green?

    There is so little info out there on the Cutlers that I just don't have a clue. I don't think it is a slate as the slurry produced is white with a slightest hint of the shade of green of the hone. I think slates have dark slurry as far as I know...

    I've been playing with the hone a fair bit and its not the most useful of hones. Then again life would be dull if all hones were highly efficient.

    Piet - I think that's the same stone! Yours is extremely thin like mine too, literally a few mm. Did you use yours at all?

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    My stone wasn't that thin, more than 2cm I think. I did use it several times expecting it to be a fine finisher like a Charnley which it wasn't. It was sold to me as one. I couldn't tell if the stone had a uniform grit or if the middle was coarser which was a bit frustrating.

    Reading about your experience I now think the whole stone has the same grit but just feels a bit different in the middle.

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    Recently I bought another one just like it. Grey with a hint of green, definately softer than a CF or Llyn Idwal and not as smooth. The straight transitions seem to be characteristic for this stone. It's 24 x 5 x 3 cm in size.
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