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Thread: Newest acquisition (Water of Ayr)?

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    Default Newest acquisition (Water of Ayr)?

    Picked this up last week as a bit of a gamble as I liked the look of the saw marks on the end of the stone, in very good condition and took minimal effort to lap

    Stone is very soft and extremely fine, smell so kind of clay like when slurried and slurries up a light briwn grey colour which dries blueish
    The surface pattern is what intrigued me, as the only other time I've seen the black hairlines running through the Stone was on another WOA

    It doesn't have dark circles but it has little different textures circles which can be seen in the right light but aren't a different colour

    Tested the stone with heavy slurry after a coti edge diluting every 25 laps ( 3 dilutions) and finishing with 50 just water laps. The edge was incredible and actually a massive surprise, it felt silky smooth to Hone on but I was still pleasantly surprised by how keen the edge was, hanging hair test passed with ease and an excellent Shave was had, so it's definitely a finisher
    At 8 x 2" its a chunk and a half too
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    Nice looking rock. Wish i knew more to help buf it sounds as if you know more than i already. Sounds like a keeper.
    Jerry...

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    No Water of Ayr in my opinion. These normally have some very typical blue dots on the surface visible. Surface / texture and size of your stone is typical for a Silkstone in my opinion.
    Here is a surface look on a Silkstone from my collection:

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    Best regards Peter
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    Wow, you're first post here and you are already in deep end. This is a case where it would be better to have some shots of the surface dry. I have a labelled Scotch Dual Hone and the WoA side is quite characteristic, with comet- or ellipse-like marks on the surface. The first shots in this thread sort of show what I'm talking about: Dual Scotch Hone Find.
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