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Thread: Catalogue of Hones Based on Area of Origin.

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    Derbyshire

    As well as having a massive scythestone industry, a number of hones and whetstones were quarred in this county. In History and Gazeteer of the County of Derbyshire, Glover, lists stones from the following areas as having, "a close, fine and sharp grit". Alton, Bolsover, Codnor, Heage, Pentrich, Sandy-Brook and Woodthorpe. Glover also mentions that ironstones from Codnor and Woodthorpe are used as hones. There is also a "whetstone-layer" in the East Derbyshire/ Nottinghamshire coalfields. The Produce and Manufactures entry in the fifth volume of Magna Britannia says that the very finest whetstones from the region, used for honing razors, come from Conor-Park and Woodthorpe.

    How interesting to know that the town of Bolsover, the villages of Wingerworth and Woodthorpe, only a few miles away from my home were once producers of hones. Then i looked around , as you do, and found that in our county there was once around 138 quarries with 7 of them producing fine stones for honing a razors edge.

    Some good reading there for holiday destinations

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    Again, who is putting this into the Wiki? As a thread in the forum, it is mostly useless, because nobody will find it.

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    Its not completely useless, I learned about a few new stones from it

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    I would love to get a YORKSHIRE Whet stone..... hmmmm

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    I gave up on this project for a number of reasons, foremost, because I was unable to provides pictures which seemed to be a big stumbling block for most. Another, was the fact that there is only a limited time in which I was able to edit the posts, I kept finding out about different types of hones as I was attempting to catalogue them, but was unable to to place everything in one cohesive list as I was unable to edit the original posts.

    I certainly have no objection to the material being placed in the forum Wiki, but as someone who would make a Luddite look technologically progressive, it's probably better if someone else undertakes that particular task.

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    Give the hone database interface a try. It is the same as the SRDB's, which has been used by several people with varying levels of computer prowess without any problems.

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    the hone database is no more. but i would help to put this information into the wiki.

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    Is there a reason you are necroposting everywhere?

    Quote Originally Posted by ezpz View Post
    the hone database is no more. but i would help to put this information into the wiki.

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    posting to old threads?
    gee, uhm, sorry.. thought it was a good thread.

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    I'm posting to it just to leave myself a breadcrumb trail back to it. Found it while searching for something else.
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