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    Antique Belgium Coticule Sharpening Stone Vintage Razor Hone Old Natural Stone | eBay

    I am by no means knowledgeable, but it seems that the coticules I have seen look more "dense" (and of course on slate or BBW backer) this almost looks like sandstone.... any ideas? am I off my rocker?

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    Here are some coticules in the raw as it were. Not sure about that dirty old rock. I can't remember the thread but, the seller, mrsdeadhorse , or an item she was selling, has come up for examination here before IIRC.

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    Jimmy, I also remember seeing this seller come under some scrutiny in the past for this exact example. I'd stay away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooksie967 View Post
    Jimmy, I also remember seeing this seller come under some scrutiny in the past for this exact example. I'd stay away.

    Yup, that was sticking in the back of my head too.... could not find reference on the search i did, but I know of at least one seller that labels any tannish rock as a "coticle"..

    Not interested in buying it As "I have all I need" but i like to surf the bay, and try to figure out what these old hones are by pictures... you know, kind of like crosswords for rock addicts....


    Thanks for the info guys! Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Here are some coticules in the raw as it were. Not sure about that dirty old rock. I can't remember the thread but, the seller, mrsdeadhorse , or an item she was selling, has come up for examination here before IIRC.

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    Jimmy, Im going to send you a wider shelf so you no longer have to break them in half to store them

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    That hone in the link is really dished out on both sides, it would need one heck of a lapping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epd View Post
    Jimmy, Im going to send you a wider shelf so you no longer have to break them in half to store them

    Eric.

    Wow... that will like cut his hone supply in half..... wait a minute! you are helping Jimmy justify more rocks! Thats awesome Eric! Good on ya! What a pal!

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    I think that pic is from the Ardennes mine itself. Of course, I could be wrong and maybe that's Jimmy's cache.
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    hahaah likely excuse for one with HAD.... "Look honey, its even on the Ardennes website, it IS NOT our garage!!!" followed by "My shelf has many more pavers on it, and I am going to build that walkway soon..."



    Just another random thought, but can you imagine being TIRED of dealing with coticules and going home at the end of the day?!?! Wonder what those guys do for hobbies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yohannrjm View Post
    I think that pic is from the Ardennes mine itself. Of course, I could be wrong and maybe that's Jimmy's cache.
    That photo is indeed from the Ardennes mine. I've got a few but not enough to need a storage rack .......

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