Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 32
Like Tree7Likes

Thread: The Celebrated Water Razor Hone

  1. #21
    I used Nakayamas for my house mainaman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    8,482
    Thanked: 2508
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    My experience, a narrow hone does not really help much with problematic blades. As Dylan stated I find that a narrow stone will help being more careful with the sroke, but for me that is all it does.
    I hone everything on regular size hones, and only occasionally go to narrow side of my norton 1k, and a coticule.
    I have one of those 1x5 thuris and although it gives very good edges I do not like the narrow size.
    Stefan

  2. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Florence, SC
    Posts
    448
    Thanked: 121

    Default

    I recently purchased a "Crest Brand Water Hone" from a member here. It is 6 X 2", Otherwise, it is identical to the ubiquitous "Celebrated" 5 X 1 hones -- same wooden box, same hinge, same clasp (I have one of those, too).

    Haven't tried it yet. It is lighter than my Celebrated -- gray-green(?). I suspect it is from the same source. Anyone else have one of these?

  3. #23
    I Bleed Slurry Disburden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Carmel, NY
    Posts
    2,383
    Thanked: 528

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pcb01 View Post
    I recently purchased a "Crest Brand Water Hone" from a member here. It is 6 X 2", Otherwise, it is identical to the ubiquitous "Celebrated" 5 X 1 hones -- same wooden box, same hinge, same clasp (I have one of those, too).

    Haven't tried it yet. It is lighter than my Celebrated -- gray-green(?). I suspect it is from the same source. Anyone else have one of these?
    Pics? I have seen Tam o Shanter stones in these cases too on ebay...

  4. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    143
    Thanked: 8

    Default

    nice find on that stone!

  5. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Florence, SC
    Posts
    448
    Thanked: 121

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Disburden View Post
    Pics? I have seen Tam o Shanter stones in these cases too on ebay...
    It's not a ToS. First, macro- and microscopically it has a very uniform (not speckled) appearance. Second, the label in the box is similar to the Celebrated Thurry label. Third, I finished an Eagle Brand razor on it over the weekend, and shaved with it this morning. The "feel" of the edge and sharpness was identical to my Celebrated Thurry.

    Interestingly, the slurry is unusual -- "speckled" might be a good adjective. You can see the bits of stone in the water, kind of like the gold leaf in the bottom of that liquor they sell as "goldschlager" or something like that (not as large, of course).

    I know how you gents are about honep**n -- I'll see if I can get a picture up this weekend.
    Geezer likes this.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to pcb01 For This Useful Post:

    Disburden (01-19-2011)

  7. #26
    Senior Member Wightman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    14wade st. Chatham. Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    233
    Thanked: 20

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Disburden View Post
    All the thuringian stones I have seen in those cases are the same 1X5 size.

    Narrow stones are actually very good for handling warped or smiling blades.

    When I use mine I build a slurry from my DMT on it and then use it, I like my Eschers with a slurry same goes with Thuri stones. I use more laps than 10 or 20. Test and see what is best for you, there's no real rules of the hone with these old rocks.
    Here, just for your knowledge. Here's a lot I'm hopefully acquiring Thursday if all goes well. Certainly larger than 1x5.
    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Geezer and hatzicho like this.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Wightman For This Useful Post:

    Geezer (10-30-2017)

  9. #27
    Senior Member blabbermouth Kees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    4,948
    Thanked: 569

    Default

    If it says E&S on the trophy cup you have an Escher.
    Butzy likes this.
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr.

  10. #28
    Senior Member Wightman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    14wade st. Chatham. Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    233
    Thanked: 20

    Default

    It sure does. E&s9 it looks like that's a good thing than eh? First time hone buyer here. Was just trying to look up info on it and came across this while I was looking. I know the swaty is a good barber hone as well. And I'm not positive what the thin one is yet. I'll keep you posted on if I win it, but it's local and not much interest yet. So I'm thinking I'm getting them at a steal.lol

  11. #29
    Senior Member Butzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Blue Springs, MO
    Posts
    333
    Thanked: 60

    Default

    Nice! be sure and report back. I don't believe I've ever seen one with that type of label&box that was larger than 5"x1". Looks to be nice and thick too
    Wightman likes this.

  12. #30
    Senior Member hatzicho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    455
    Thanked: 847

    Default

    The wording in the cup neither says E&S nor E&s9. It means E&Co and the hone was distributed by the company Escher&Co. So a real Escher stone. E&Co and Escher&Son have been two completely different companies from midlle of the 19th century as I explained several times elsewhere. Both delivered "Escher" stones though.
    Marshal and Wightman like this.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to hatzicho For This Useful Post:

    Marshal (11-03-2017)

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

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
  •