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    Hello everyone, I live in Turkey and my friend gave me this natural stone yesterday but I haven't used it nor lapped it. This stone was mined northern-east region near the Georgia and the Black Sea. A sixty-five years old man mines this stone from his village area. He confirmed that this type of stone used to be used as a razor hone or other tools. My friend tried to hone his razor and said it is not finer than his coticule and shave was like a coticule. Making slurry with this stone is not easy. By the way stone is drying very fast. Like my Chinese 12k(PHIG). Surface of the stone is very very smooth glass like(by feel). Couple of experienced friends claim that this stone somehow alike Thuringian stones. Any thoughts?

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    It looks nice. Aside from that, nobody can tell only by pictures if the stone is a finisher or not.

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    No one else here likely has one of those, so we can't easily tell you if it's like a Thuringian. It is already quite significantly different in one way - most Thuris are fairly soft and easy to slurry, and you say that stone is very hard.

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    It could be a turkish oil stone? Those were fron Turkey right?

    BTW pming you. You got my HAD itching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DireStraights View Post
    It could be a turkish oil stone? Those were fron Turkey right?

    BTW pming you. You got my HAD itching.
    Not every stone that comes from Turkey is a Turkey oilstone. It can be called Turkey hone, and, if used with oil, then "Turkey" or "Turkish" oilstone, but it's a different stone from the Turkey oilstone™. Also, probably, the actual Turkey oilstone did not originate from Turkey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasilis View Post
    Not every stone that comes from Turkey is a Turkey oilstone. It can be called Turkey hone, and, if used with oil, then "Turkey" or "Turkish" oilstone, but it's a different stone from the Turkey oilstone™. Also, probably, the actual Turkey oilstone did not originate from Turkey.
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    If you have ever seen a turkish oilstone they are a dark color. Similar to the stone OP posted. I haven't seen one with red figuring though.

    I wasn't trying to be redundant. I don't know how fine they are but I know they're hard. And I don't think they would be called Turkey or Turkish unless they had something in common back in the day.
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    Not every stone that comes from Turkey is a Turkey oilstone. It can be called Turkey hone, and, if used with oil, then "Turkey" or "Turkish" oilstone, but it's a different stone from the Turkey oilstone™. Also, probably, the actual Turkey oilstone did not originate from Turkey.
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    Thanks gents. I lapped the stone with 80/320/1000 w/d sandpaper. I tried to touch up on of my shave-ready razors which was finished on C12k. Unfortunatelly it degraded the edge significantly. I did 50 laps on clean water and check the edge. I didn't like what I saw under magnification. Scratches look like 6-8k pattern in my guesstimation. It didn't shave arm hair above the skin easliy. Did another 50 laps and checked. Little bit improvement. Did another 10 laps and it shaved arm hair above the skin. I stropped on canvas/leather 60/120 laps and this morning I tested the edge on my cheek. Too much pulling, tagging etc. It is not shave ready not even close. It is possible that I made some mistakes in somewhere but in my coticule or bbw I get this result in early stages. May be I should lap it up to 2000 grit sandpaper.

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    Its might be a Turkish Hone but not in the Term of a Turkey Oil Stone, however this one looks interesting and iam getting interested in it ;-)

    Thats one of my Turkey Oil Stones:
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    Mine is definitely not a Turkish oil or Crete stone. Because the region where mine is mined is opposite far end of the country. And it is different by look. But I will test the stone with wd-40 and thin machine oil. I hope I can get better examples on May or June.

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