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    Default "Faso," german water hone.

    I won this "Faso" german water hone, awhile back and i was wondering if anyone recognizes the 'Faso,' name or the label?
    With the help and feedback, of a fellow member, i think it is a unused, vintage Thuringian, but any other feedback, would be much appreciated.

    Dimensions: 12.5 x 5 x 2 cm.

    Many thanks,

    Mac
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    Dang...everyone else is stumped on this one too, eh?
    Sigh...

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    I would bet good money it is escher of some kind. I remember that one going by and it looked new, congrats! Sorry don't know more.
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    It sure looks like a Thurigian stone, especially since it's from Germany. It also has the warning against using it with oil, which is typical of eschers and thuringians in general IIRC.

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    Oof! Nothing on this stone...i am going to have to get rid of it, if i want to keep my sanity. Not knowing its origins, is driving me bloody crazy!

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    Have you tried any razors on it ? Might be a good one. I would guess Thuringan family too since it is dark and looks like a Muller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Have you tried any razors on it ? Might be a good one. I would guess Thuringan family too since it is dark and looks like a Muller.
    Well, it hasnt been used, so i kindof wanted to get some information on it first...but it looks like there is nothing but dead-ends.
    I did see that one was sold on the Belgian ebay, awhile back...but the listing has since been removed.
    I dont think it can be 'that' old...so i dont know why its so hard to figure out it's origins.
    Sigh...
    Thanks Jimmy. I will probably just have to give it a run, as you suggested.

    Mac

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    That's got to be a Thuringian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McWolf1969 View Post
    Oof! Nothing on this stone...i am going to have to get rid of it, if i want to keep my sanity. Not knowing its origins, is driving me bloody crazy!
    I'd gladly take this off your hands to save your sanity.

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    You might call Kees' attention to this thread. He used to sell NOS natural German stones on ebay that looked like this, and from what I remember they had a similar label.

    What I remember him saying is that they were similar but not identical to vintage Eschers, a little faster and not quite as fine, very good for stainless, and finer at any rate than most coticules. But check this with Kees and have him look at your pictures to see that we're even talking about the same stone.

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