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    Default Is this a good hard Arkansas?



    Mentioned purchasing an ark in another thread. Wondering if this is a good one?

    I one my first FWE special off the bay from a gentleman in Kansas. Him and I have spoken and done some other translations via email and txt. He asked what thing I was interested in, I told him one main thing was hones. He's an awesome guy to deal with!


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    Ask him if he shines light on it if it lets any through. If it does, you're good to go, it'll be about as good as any.
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    It does. Thank you!


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    Yup. A translucent is what it is. Jewelers and watchmakers need a fine stone but also a very hard one as their tools they would sharpen are very narrow and a soft(er) stone would be susceptible to gouging. More than likely a nice finishing stone that may or may not need some burnishing to get the best possible edge.
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