Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 14 of 14

Thread: Little Weirdo

  1. #11
    Beard growth challenged
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Berlin
    Posts
    1,928
    Thanked: 402

    Default

    .... but I never called you a little weirdo, Mark!

    Now what turned that hone so yellow....
    dig up your secret color charts please.
    Last edited by 0livia; 12-23-2009 at 02:42 AM.

  2. #12
    what Dad calls me nun2sharp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Kansas city area USA
    Posts
    9,155
    Thanked: 1666

    Default

    If it is a thuringian, thats the most yellow one Ive seen! I will have to ask Sham to look at this.
    It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled. Twain

  3. #13
    Unique. Like all of you. Oldengaerde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Uithof - NL
    Posts
    518
    Thanked: 326

    Default

    Interesting!

    Patina on some old coticules looks like that, but you'd recognize it. There is also a type that oxidizes to this colour (Bart currently has pictures of one on his site I think) but lapping restores the familiar coticule cream. Some Charnley Forests are this olivey greenish brown, but they are much harder and once seen easily identified. 'Brown Eschers' (which I believe to be Vosgiennes) are of a more purple colour. Frankonians are (as far as I can judge from the pictures I've seen so far) decidedly warmer brown, also with a purple note to them, not this more greeny-yellowish hue.

    Pyrite and clay remind of Thuringians. Some of them have streaks of brown running through, like the hone to the right in your pictures. I've got a small boxed one with light brown patches; if I can find it, I'll post pictures. Then again, these brown inclusions are without exception very thin. That is to say, until maybe now, I've never heard of or seen one entirely in that colour.

    The variety of natural hones is remarkable. But whether to the collector that is a source for infinite joy or the cause of excruciating despair, I still don't know...

  4. #14
    Unique. Like all of you. Oldengaerde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Uithof - NL
    Posts
    518
    Thanked: 326

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldengaerde View Post
    Pyrite and clay remind of Thuringians. Some of them have streaks of brown running through, like the hone to the right in your pictures. I've got a small boxed one with light brown patches; if I can find it, I'll post pictures.
    Here you go.
    Name:  CIMG5843.jpg
Views: 206
Size:  35.4 KB
    Quote Originally Posted by Oldengaerde View Post
    Then again, these brown inclusions are without exception very thin. That is to say, until maybe now, I've never heard of or seen one entirely in that colour.
    Hm. Maybe I have after all. I once bought a small paddled coticule from France, at least that's what I thought. When it got here, it didn't look like a coticule at all, nor like anything else I knew. About fineness and hardness I can't state anything as I have never lapped or used it yet. This thread made me remember that one. It does seem to have the same sort of colour.
    Name:  CIMG5842.jpg
Views: 199
Size:  27.7 KB
    As you can see there are spots and waves quite unlike (other) Thuringians.
    Name:  CIMG5844.jpg
Views: 208
Size:  34.2 KB
    A line-up of a dark blue labelled Escher, Vosgienne, said paddled mystery hone, an unmarked boxed vintage Thuringian with brown inclusions, an unlabelled Durham Thuringian, a labelled yellow green Escher marketed by Droescher, an unmarked dual layer Thuringian, another boxed Thuringian, and a boxed red labelled E&Co. All are dry. I corrected the white balance. The Durham measures 61.5 mm or 2 13/32'' in width.
    Name:  CIMG5839 named.jpg
Views: 210
Size:  13.4 KB
    Original size here.
    Last edited by Oldengaerde; 12-24-2009 at 02:17 PM. Reason: pic probs

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •