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    Default Two Flea Market stones in need of identification

    Greetings everyone,

    Here are a couple of stones that I picked up at the Flea Market yesterday. They were pretty dirty when I got them, like the darkest part of the upside down stone in the second picture. I still have more work to do to clean and flatten them. So far, they are turning out to be almost the same color, which is surprising, since I bought them from separate vendors. I bought the stone in the case because I liked the nice little box. I paid $4 for that one. I bought the longer stone for $1.

    They stones feel pretty smooth, but I have no idea if they would be suitable for razors. I was surprised at how light they are. I donít know how to identify hones/stones, so if anyone can tell me what these are, I would greatly appreciate it.








    By the way, I used Kerosene to try to clean off the stones, but I didnít have much luck. Most of the actual cleaning came from sanding the stones on my granite surface plate to flatten them. What is the best way to clean up stones/hones?

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    Looks like either hard or soft Arkansas. Great deal, although perhaps more suited for knives.

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    Thinking of white washita. I use oven cleaner spray however sanding down is still probably the cleanest option as the crud can be stuck inside of the pores of the stone.

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    I like a scoop of Oxi Clean, a scoop of Laundry soap in a plastic shoe box full of water. Let it soak for a day or so then scrub and do again until clean. You will see the oil float to the surface. I scrub them in paint thinner first to remove surface oil & dirt.

    Marty

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