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    Default My first Thuringian

    I finally gave in to the Thuringian temptation and bought a small dark blue vintage which arrived today. Mine is smooth as glass, easy to use with plain water, and seems to add a significant degree of sharpness above my previous finishers which include several coticules and the Naniwa 12k. Although these can be a bit pricey, I'm very glad I took the plunge.

    As requested below, pix are now attached to reaffirm that the purchase did actually happen.
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    You gave into a weakness for a good cause, so it's all good
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    IF there's no pictures, it just didn't happen!

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    Pics are good....I've also found someone who has slurries for them. They work well, for the longest, I didn't use one, but the slurry does seem to add something to it...

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    You know I found my Thuringen to be my "surprise" stone, I bought one some time back at the same time I bought an Escher...
    The Escher giving a great edge was a given, and it did..

    The Thuringen I didn't pay huge money for, and I guess I wasn't expecting as much, but I was very pleasantly surprised with the buttery smooth edge it produces...
    I use mine to start with a very light slurry, then to clear water FWIW...

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    Don't get me wrong on the dollars involved. I didn't pay huge money for mine either as a fellow user on B&B sold me this Thuringian at a very nice price. They just seem pricey on a per square inch basis compared to the other hones in my collection. Perhaps this is why my uninformed brain decided to wait so long to give one a try. One immediate benefit has been that 2 razors that were in my sell pile are now likely keepers.

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    I like the vintage Thuringian's too. They do an excellent job as a finisher and they will also work with the one hone method on a razor in decent shape going from heavy slurry to light and then to water. Hope you have fun playing with this one.

    Lynn

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    Quote Originally Posted by schatz View Post
    Don't get me wrong on the dollars involved...[Thuringians] just seem pricey on a per square inch basis compared to the other hones in my collection.
    I always thought so too until I stopped counting square inches and started considering cubic inches. The cost of a 5x2 Escher ($250) is expensive compared to a 5x2 coticule ($55), but the Escher is almost 1" thick compared to the usual 3/16" for a coticule. Once I accounted for thickness (years of use), the Escher was a reasonably priced stone. (As reasonable as the coticule, anyway.)

    Christopher

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