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    Default "Genuine Belgian Razor Hone"

    Cut from the natural rock.
    Says so right on the label.


    Surprisingly it was flat when I got it. Looked pretty nasty so I cleaned it a bit.


    At some point in time the adhesive holding the purplish bottom has let go. Then somebody decided to glue the bottom piece to the box and then remove it later. Part of the stone's face is still glued to the box.

    It's rough but it can be trued up I'd think.

    I made a slurry with it, when it dried it looked like dry cement. Cleaned her off and made another batch and took an old Challenge that has been giving me fits to it for a bit. Cured what ailed it. The edge finish isn't shiny but rather matte looking. Blows hair off my arm now. I'll strop it in a bit and see if it's a razor again.

    Also ended up with a rather large BLACK BEAUTY and a VELVET EDGE barber's hones.


    As I'm functionally illiterate in Belgian hones, can anybody tell me what I've got?

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    You have a coticule there. Is it as green as it looks in the pics?

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    It's closer in color to the first pic just a bit darker and slightly more tan. Pretty much grey I'd say. The light was fading when I took the pics and they were rather darkish, the "auto adjustment" in my ACDSEE photo editor sometimes makes things a slightly different color.

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    Nice barber hones; have no comment on the other one, no idea what it is.

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    Yeah, remember when you posted that other stone and we all yacked and yacked for days about whether or not it was a coticule? Well, now you have a geniune coticule to compare it to. lol. Nice job! I've never seen on in a wooden box like that. Pretty cool! Also, it's a Salmens' coticule, which are reputed by some as the pinnacle of coticule razor hone perfection. Did I say good job yet? Truly awesome buddy!

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    Nice looking coti. Looks, on my screen, like it has dried slurry all over it ? Also like he edges are chamfered ? If so, someone who knew what for had it.

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    Me thinks it may be an indian love stone

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    Thats quite a find and from A.B. Salmen company from London UK and somewhat famous for the "Yellow lake Oilstone".
    And it doesnt even say imported by it clearly says quarried by Salmen? interesting wonder what thr UK guys will have to say about this one?

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    IN response to Jimmy, all of the edges are chamfered, top, bottom, and ends.

    In response to Martin, that stone just landed in the US from the UK. I'd expect this to be it's first trip across the pond.

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    Hey:

    Real nice stones. I hope in the future get one of those. I do use shaptons.

    K

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