Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    176
    Thanked: 22

    Default Is this a Thuringian?

    Just scored this old stone which appears to be a finisher--just not sure if it's a Thuri? There is a small piece of what appears to be an original label on top of the wooden box in one of the seller's photos.

    Took a shot in the dark with this one. What say you, honemeisters and aficionados, did I do ok?

    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...obalID=EBAY-US

  2. #2
    Senior Member blabbermouth
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Diamond Bar, CA
    Posts
    5,042
    Thanked: 2280

    Default

    Hard to say from the photos, the ones in the 4th photo of the listing look more like a Thüringen that the listed one.

    Judging from the chip, look more like Carbide stone, but more like it could be a Tam o Shanter, hard to say from the photos.

    I have seen a lot of Carbide stones in boxes like that, for tools they are great, fast cutting stones.

    Name:  $_57.jpg
Views: 153
Size:  32.2 KB

  3. #3
    Senior Member doorsch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,231
    Thanked: 501

    Default

    Seen this one, my guess is SIC/Carborundum...
    ███▓▒░░.RAZORLOVESTONES.░░▒▓███

  4. #4
    what Dad calls me nun2sharp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Kansas city area USA
    Posts
    9,155
    Thanked: 1666

    Default

    Too dirty to tell, my guess is carborundum.
    It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled. Twain

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    176
    Thanked: 22

    Default

    Thanks, gents. Will assume carborundum and hopefully it's a fine enough grit to be of some use for my razors.

  6. #6
    Wid
    Wid is offline
    Senior Member Wid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Wilmington IL
    Posts
    756
    Thanked: 106

    Default

    That would be my guess as well.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    176
    Thanked: 22

    Default

    Do you think the larger size (7"x2") would indicate that it's a razor hone? I read somewhere that Carborundum put out a professional razor hone in about that size.

  8. #8
    Stay calm. Carry on. MisterMoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Lizard Lick, NC
    Posts
    1,316
    Thanked: 184

    Default

    Maybe try it on a kitchen knife first.
    "We'll talk, if you like. I'll tell you right out, I am a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk."

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    176
    Thanked: 22

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMoo View Post
    Maybe try it on a kitchen knife first.
    That's a good idea, Moo. And I have a few that desperately need sharpening!

  10. #10
    Senior Member Dimitry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Torhout, Belgium
    Posts
    298
    Thanked: 35

    Default

    Very sure that's not a Thuri. Looks like that hone has a lower grit than a Thuri.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •