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    Thanks guys! It is very nice to be able to share things like this with people other than my dear 'o-it's-him-again-with-some-rock-let-him-rant-for-a-bit-he'll-be-fine-soon' friends & family...


    @sebell:
    There is another picture somewhere on this forum of a nicely patterned DY, can't find it though - sorry! I think Dylandog (who just sold a gorgeous DBlue to 0livia has some too.
    Although very silky to the touch, it's actually quite coarse a hone. Could be used for razors as, or just after, a bevel setter.

    @Utopian:
    Not inclined to break the habit of trying to forestall discomfiture, I couldn't possibly provide further comment.

    @0livia:
    Felicitations are in order for you too! I envy you no little for the DBlue you just acquired! But's in good hands; judging from your site you know how to care for it and put it to good use. Don't forget to share your pictures and results!

    @Rosco:
    It isn't, it isn't! Please don't make me torch it to substantiate!

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    That is one fantastic looking stone. Congrats on recovering that jewel to the glory that it is.
    Having Fun Shaving

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    @StraightRazorDave:
    Haven't honed a razor on it yet. My razor honing skills are limited; it rather differs from honing knives and tools. I can manage, but would hesitate to give definate descriptions of hone behaviour - that's best left to the likes of JimmyHAD, Hi_bud_gl, Bart, ... .
    The two sides feel the same. I presume the differences in colouring due to having been set in a box, combined with a scratch all around (from scraping grime from the box?) gave that impression. O, and the bottom had a more even and smooth layer of grime, whereas this was scratched and not as thick on the top.

    @ChrisL:
    It is definitely sandstone-like. Silky maybe wasn't well chosen; velvety might be more like it. I didn't mean to convey the idea of smooth 'with a very even and dense surface, frictionless', but more 'kind of soft to the touch, with a bit of draw'. I can't quite describe it - hour glass sand glued together with candle wax maybe?
    If I'm not mistaken, there's a thread somewhere about DY, discussing their differences in make-up; all rather coarse in effect, but some apparently shedding marked quantities of sand-like particles, and others not displaying this behaviour at all. This one doesn't - could tactile characteristics vary likewise?

    Mind however that my denomination of a DY is a guess only - an educated guess maybe, but a guess no less. I've seen DY's before (pictures and real life) and read about them, but never used one. I might very well be mistaken!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldengaerde View Post
    Thanks guys! It is very nice to be able to share things like this with people other than my dear 'o-it's-him-again-with-some-rock-let-him-rant-for-a-bit-he'll-be-fine-soon' friends & family...
    I understand completely.

    Beautiful stone, thanks for sharing the pics. I haven't ever seen one before.

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    I would agree with your description as "hourglass sand bound together with candle wax". I would say that's an accurate description of my DY as well.

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    How's it working today?

    I'm not sure that this is the stone I was remembering. I am replying because it has the features of the Hindostan// Orange stones. Seems like there was another I have seen here.

    One is the thick and thin lamina on the side. It is described as sandstone.

    As I was reading the descriptions of how they were cut it was said they scratched it with an awl and snapped it.

    I'm not saying it is or isnt. But does DY show lamina as well?

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