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    Oh yeh! Must be a figurative illusion

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    Oh So, if my stone is indeed 12 inches X 4 inches and is a reasonable quality Belgian Natural Combo, it is worth more than $500 (or whatever someone is willing to pay)
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlesilverbladefromwale View Post
    (or whatever someone is willing to pay)
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    I think you've nailed it there, Marcus. That's what it all boils down to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlesilverbladefromwale View Post
    Oh So, if my stone is indeed 12 inches X 4 inches and is a reasonable quality Belgian Natural Combo, it is worth more than $500 (or whatever someone is willing to pay)
    Oh! M
    $500 would be a reasonable price if you cut it into 4 6"x2" stones.

    Given it's, likely extreme, rarity, if interested in selling it you should put a reserve of at least that much, probably more.

    The trick in selling it would be finding several people who have plenty of cash at the time, and really want such a unique hone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris L View Post
    I think you've nailed it there, Marcus. That's what it all boils down to.

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    It is actualy generaly a little more than what ever the second highest bidding person is willing to pay if sold at an auction.

    The trick would be finding the right group to auction it to.

    For something like that Ebay could be very hit or miss.

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    I'm going to try to keep it for now, don't tell the wife for Gods sake.
    If I can sell my other Belgian stones for most of it's cost, I may be able to placate her.


    Again though, whats the biggest chunks any of you have heard off?
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    I seem to remember seeing a piece about that big in a video of how they mine the stones. There was a clip of a guy that was cutting large chunks down to regular sized hones. If I'm not mistaken.

    So it may not be rare per se, just rarely found in that condition outside the mine's workshop. Someone should call Ardennes and ask what it'd cost to have one specially cut to that size.

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    I guess I'm a bit late to the thread - you should post in show&tell when you get it. I have a 10"x2" glued combo in a box that you can find pictures of. It is most certainly a lot more hone than one needs, but it's nice regardless.
    Congratulations on the nice score, I'm glad its not mine as I already have plenty of hones I seem to be very attached to...

    And Russel is correct, I always think that the sizes are what the market wanted. I guess now we know who had use for the large ones. It's certainly not much money for a business. Finding a private buyer may not be easy, but again may be Howard has contacts who may be interested. Ebay is hit and miss - most people go there only occasionally, so if you list there a reserve is essential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gugi View Post
    I guess I'm a bit late to the thread - you should post in show&tell when you get it. I have a 10"x2" glued combo in a box that you can find pictures of. It is most certainly a lot more hone than one needs, but it's nice regardless.
    Congratulations on the nice score, I'm glad its not mine as I already have plenty of hones I seem to be very attached to...

    And Russel is correct, I always think that the sizes are what the market wanted. I guess now we know who had use for the large ones. It's certainly not much money for a business. Finding a private buyer may not be easy, but again may be Howard has contacts who may be interested. Ebay is hit and miss - most people go there only occasionally, so if you list there a reserve is essential.
    The sizes are a combination of what the market wants and what the stone can be shaped to. There is a reason why there are bouts available, and it is not really that the market wants oddly shaped peices of stone.

    Now the stone to make such a large hone might be relatively common, or it might be quite rare to find a natural vein that is of sufficeint quality over an area that size.

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    If that sucker was used for microscopy, I want to see the microtome!

    I have an obvious solution to the question of what to do with such a big stone--two handed, two razor, simultaneous honing. Just think of all the time you'll save!

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