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    I'm wondering if some of the experts might be able to weigh in with an ID on this stone? It is very "dished" and would require a fair amount of work to get usable so I wanted to see if it was worth my time?

    Thanks in advance!

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    With all that oil on it, it's hard to tell. You will need to lap it some so that we can see the actual stone, then post some new pics.
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    can you post a pic after it was cleaned up and lapped?
    From the pic it is hard to tell if this is the actual color of the stone.
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    With that much residue on it I would guess and call it an Arkie.
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    I actually haven't bought it yet. It was in need of a fair amount of work and didn't want to pick it up unless it was worth it.

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    How much are they wanting for it? I know price is relative, but I too would have to say it's more than likely a Arkansas stone used for knives as Kelly mentioned. There are better stones for razors.

    If you are just starting to learn to hone, naturals really aren't the way to go anyways as each and every stone is different. This is why we recommend the synthetics like Norton, Naniwa, and Shaptons as they are quite consistent and you can ask advice on a particular stone and someone can be specific with your questions.
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    If memory serves me it was $10 or $15. I passed on it initially, but wanted to know if it was worth going back.

    I have a set of Naniwas, a few shaptons, and some old barber hones already. Nothing like this though which is why I wanted to know a bit more.

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    Man oh man, if that's novaculite with that swayback, someone really bore down on thousands of knives to get it that worn.

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    Good luck to those who can see anything usefull from this picture.

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    Clearly a CF. Undoubtedly!!!!

    What you are asking is akin to showing me a picture of a garage, telling me there is a car inside then asking me what car is in there. Not to knock you, but do think to yourself 'am I really providing people with any info at all?' You haven't even provided the sizes or a guess given you are the only one who has seen it. Is it 10 inches long, 12, 5? That could be a coticule for all I know.

    Then is it worth your time? Well how busy are you? Only you can answer that. Just a few factors you may want to consider before you decide: Are you a top solicitor charging $500 an hour? Do you have a family and virtually no free time? I could go on. Really. Do me a lemon.

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