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    and also strops?

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    Eye candy, a Y/G barber's delight natural combo. The blue green side has the complete back label and I use the yellow green side. The end label is marked y/g.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Eye candy, a Y/G barber's delight natural combo. The blue green side has the complete back label and I use the yellow green side. The end label is marked y/g.

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    Eye candy for sure! ever think of removing the label to use both sides?

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    More Escher eye candy, a blue green and a yellow green. The b/g came in the blue box and y/g in the red box. Both 5x2 1/2 + slurry stones. Both have the same label on the front of the box. The blue box has W.F. Crosby 81-88 Fulton Street New York ink stamped on the back side. The seller told me he researched the name and address and W.F. Crosby was last in business in 1905. The y/b stone has the Escher label with no signature imprinted. The blue green stone has the label with the signature warning to only buy stones with the signature label. I am presuming the blue is a later stone. Both have the end labels in German .... Blau-grun and gelb-grun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin103 View Post
    Eye candy for sure! ever think of removing the label to use both sides?
    Very tempting and I for sure pondered it. I didn't do it though and won't. I know what an escher b/g is like.

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    You can all keep your travel back in time thoughts to buy some eschers or similar. If I had that opportunity I'd be in Japan checking out the quarries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    You can all keep your travel back in time thoughts to buy some eschers or similar. If I had that opportunity I'd be in Japan checking out the quarries.
    Well if i had the oportunity i would do that for sure! im sure i could find 1 or 20 stones im interested in!

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    Paraphrasing what I've read - I think that while it was easy to get excellent thuri razor stones back when these were available, getting back to japan in those days and getting to the quarries or their products may have been significantly more difficult.

    I could be wrong, though, 100 years ago maybe someone would've just needed to ask around there (vs. earlier years when you had to be higher class to even have the right to pay for such a thing).

    All of these thuri posts almost make me want to try more thuris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveW View Post
    for such a thing).

    All of these thuri posts almost make me want to try more thuris.
    Could be worse, if you had been on SRP a few years ago when they were posting about the Scotch hones ..... than you would have had to have a Tam, a dalmore blue, and a water of ayr ........

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    Boy those were the days, when every stone under the sun was easily available( although sometimes pricey) to experiment with.
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