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    Picked up an Apart Barber Hone. Wondering what side to use. Is it a two sided hone with different grit levels? And overall thoughts from those that use one.

    I tried searching for other threads on this hone but kept getting too many results ...

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    You are going to end up with to many barber hones just like me Apart is a good hone. I believe it is just like the old two line swaty both sides are the same. Only the three line swaty and the American three line swaty have a fine side and a fast cutting side (on the face side). You could try always finishing on the face side just in case I am wrong.

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    Haha! I just love hitting antique shops and looking for treasures. Looking forward to what kind of a shave I get off a barber hone. Thx for the response!
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    Most of the uniform color stones I've seen are same grit either side. If it's dual color, then usually one side is fine and the other a bit more coarse. There's always an exception to the rule somewhere though.
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    The Apart is a single grit hone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienEdge View Post
    You are going to end up with to many barber hones just like me Apart is a good hone. I believe it is just like the old two line swaty both sides are the same. Only the three line swaty and the American three line swaty have a fine side and a fast cutting side (on the face side). You could try always finishing on the face side just in case I am wrong.
    The paper insert for the Swaty Alumin says it is two sided. I have yet to find any Swaty that actually has two differently cutting sides other than a rare 8" dual sided Swaty with distinct colors on each side.

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    I have this one you can read at the bottom of the skinny paper it talks about the reverse side of this American three line hone being finer. I will post the paper on the Three line swaty and anything I can find on the Apart. I have a problem over here I am married and things move around in my house. I am looking !!!!!

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    Interesting, I didn't know the back was supposed to be less fine than the front. Well, I'm sure over the years with use and abuse most have taken a burnish and there's little if any difference one side to the next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienEdge View Post
    I have this one you can read at the bottom of the skinny paper it talks about the reverse side of this American three line hone being finer. I will post the paper on the Three line swaty and anything I can find on the Apart. I have a problem over here I am married and things move around in my house. I am looking !!!!!
    I made this argument years ago--that a barber hone that appears to be homogenous yet claims to be two-sided is nothing more than a different finish. I'm going to have to show this to someone!
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