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    I posted a thread a while ago about some french hones I bought and we discussed about “The special stone for good razors” and the “La Lune stone”.

    I read some other really good threads about this kind of stone and finally came to the conclusion that this two stones - Special stone and La Lune - are quite the same with the typical bluish metallic shining, sometimes a bit different in colour.

    I also posted pictures in the French hone thread about a stone with the label “Pierre de Lorraine rouge” and the experts concluded that this is a special kind of coticule or coticule layer.

    So far everything perfect.

    Now I bought a labeled Pierre La Lune and expected to receive a Special stone with the typical metallic surface.

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    Quelle surprise – the stone that came in was a purplish stone that reminds me much on the La Lorraine stone, but not on the special stone.


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    The Lorraine stone is a bit more going into red colour, the La Lune more purplish - reminds from the colour on the Lyn Melynllyn stones. The pattern and textures is a bit more distinguished on the Lorraine stone but in general comparable.

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    The La Lune has purplish slurry. I have not tried honing yet.

    Pierre La Lune – also a (kind of) coticule?
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    Nice looking stone! The "Pierre La Lune" and "Special Stone" and "Fox Stone", are to my knowledge all from the same area in Vosgiennes France.
    If i remember correctly Piet found a "Pierre La Lune" that was manmade.
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    Very nice hones!
    I need to get one of those for my Le Grelots, to hone a fine French razor on a German hone just feels... wrong!
    When honing them on an Escher you can really hear the undertones of who started what and bla bla...
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    Both the Special stone and the La Lune come in 2 colours, purple and grey. I have a purple slate from the UK, which I initially thought to be a Vosgienne, which is very close to my purple La Lunes in colour and texture. Because it's cut similar to a thin YL it's probably not from France. The Fox hones have a significant different texture imo.

    Congrats on that La Lune, they're hard to find.

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    Well the texture of the La Lune is clearly different from the YL ones. It is really more like the Lorraine hone I posted.

    On the rough side with the label, the stone also reminds me on the other Lorraine stone that was posted in this thread:

    http://straightrazorpalace.com/hones...whetstone.html

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    Well interestingly you will find that the stones La Lorraine, and Vosgiennes all come from the same region in France.
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    Very nice, thank you for sharing, Let us know what you think of their performance Hatzicho. Here are a few more. Piet, don't be stingy, lets see some of your collection.
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    Someone needs to give me one of these

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooksie967 View Post
    Someone needs to give me one of these
    Get in line will you...
    Someday we will, someday!
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    I got this stone today, is this also a La Lune / Pierre de Lorraine Rouge?
    It measures 12cm x 6cm.

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