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    Default 1900's Escher's swaty & others catalog page.

    At a certain time in history you could just order the Escher you like and get one or two!
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    Certainly a common hone in it's day if one considers the bargain price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfish View Post
    Certainly a common hone in it's day if one considers the bargain price.
    The swaty on the bottom is .60 or the Escher at .75, not quite todays prices for sure!

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    Another interesting aspect of this add is the swatyol ive seen that mention before on swaty instruction uses with water lather or swatyol!

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    Very cool. I've been hoping to see a catalog photo of eschers for years. I forget who posted this price list originally and I have no idea what the date of publication was, but here is an old price list. What is interesting to me is the price differentialName:  escherprices.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Very cool. I've been hoping to see a catalog photo of eschers for years. I forget who posted this price list originally and I have no idea what the date of publication was, but here is an old price list. What is interesting to me is the price differentialName:  escherprices.jpg
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    Ive seen this price list before as well, i think what interesting is that the price is per dozen!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin103 View Post
    Ive seen this price list before as well, i think what interesting is that the price is per dozen!!
    Makes me wish my grandpa had been a stone collector. Sometimes I think that right now, as we speak, there is some item out there, readily available and reasonably priced, that will in 50 years be worth big $ and if I only knew what it was. Then again, I won't be around in 50 years to cash in so .......

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    Yeah I saw this. My question is about the other hones pictured. They are water hones, and don't say anything about being synthetic. What are the odds those are also thuringian stones sold under another name? Now if that was so, it would be my life's intent to find one. I'm assuming the kanyanbo is a japanese water hone, but the others...just might be. Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by regularjoe View Post
    Yeah I saw this. My question is about the other hones pictured. They are water hones, and don't say anything about being synthetic. What are the odds those are also thuringian stones sold under another name? Now if that was so, it would be my life's intent to find one. I'm assuming the kanyanbo is a japanese water hone, but the others...just might be. Right?
    Absolutely, and the sizes are the same as the Eschers on the other side, but those might be harder to find then the eschers? but probably a lot cheaper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by regularjoe View Post
    Yeah I saw this. My question is about the other hones pictured. They are water hones, and don't say anything about being synthetic. What are the odds those are also thuringian stones sold under another name? Now if that was so, it would be my life's intent to find one. I'm assuming the kanyanbo is a japanese water hone, but the others...just might be. Right?
    Funny thing, the 'double diamond' hone is probably a synthetic and it is the most expensive out of the bunch. Probably wouldn't bring ten bucks on the bay. The one thuringan, I assume, is distributed by Theo Koch Co, which IIRC was also either a maker or a distributor of razors ?

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