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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
    I shall chime in.
    The varnished hone shown is similar to mine. Here is a photo from somewhere that would fit the boxed hone of Leading Edge:

    These hones were most probably traded by the company: Deutsche Schleifmaterialien Gesellschaft. The initials of that company were the letters DSG, written into one another.
    The company was located in Steinach/ Thuringia and sold hones, sharpening stones and other abrasive materials made of thuringian whetstone, mined in Steinach. The company existed in the early 20th century. I am not sure yet if they had their own mines in Steinach or sold stones that were mined by others.
    Attached is a small picture that shows the head of a letter of that company with the label (not exactly the same initials than on the stones but looks quite comparable).
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    Here is a DSG Postcard (Deutsche Schleifmaterialien-Gesellschaft m.b.H., Steinach, S.M. From the year 1917 showing the DSG logo in a different way...

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