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    Question Escher - Private Label

    Do any of you have one of these that you can post some photos of please?

    I want to add some good quality images to my hone database, but I can only find one pic of the original label, and the pic quality is pretty bad.

    I recently acquired this Escher, and it seems to be a really good one. Its color matches Y/G.

    This Escher has been identified as a "Square deal" trademark label Escher, originally sourced by the Trout Hdwe. company from Chicago.

    Below is the SRP Link to one of them, but there are no pics attached to the SRP info link:

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    This last photo is the only one I can find of the original label.

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    I think the one picture you found is Geezers stone. And his is the only one I've seen anywhere with that label also. But I might be wrong, and his might have a more complete label than I remembered. Look him up and PM. He may be able to help you.
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    The Trout hone to which you refer is mine. There used to be an entry in the hone database, but that project has since been abolished. If you want, I could find the pictures, but the label is quite unlike yours. I'm not sure if I have pics of that label.

    As for colour designation guessing: please don't.



    Edit: the pictures are still there after all; here and here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by regularjoe View Post
    I think the one picture you found is Geezers stone. And his is the only one I've seen anywhere with that label also. But I might be wrong, and his might have a more complete label than I remembered. Look him up and PM. He may be able to help you.
    Indeed, you are correct regularjoe, excellent eye there! The only picture that I have found of my escher, is the one that Geezer posted about in the "razorandstone forum". Here's the link: Escher private label

    I very carefully compared each and every square millimeter of the label, and it matches Geezer's one. Even the bit of german writing left on mine matches the text qouted, and the exact spot on the label.


    Quote Originally Posted by Oldengaerde View Post
    The Trout hone to which you refer is mine. There used to be an entry in the hone database, but that project has since been abolished. If you want, I could find the pictures, but the label is quite unlike yours. I'm not sure if I have pics of that label.
    Thanks Oldengaerde, much appreciated. I was wondering where those pictures of yours were. It seems that Trout Hdwe. company had more than one packaging for their eschers. Perhaps different years of trade? Mine matches Geezer's one, and it is definitely a greenish-yellow color. No doubt about that. My blue Thuringian, is completely different in color, and this little Escher matches all the Y/G ones that I have seen very closely....but like you say, the color does not REALLY matter, it is just for interest.

    I'll see if I can get hold of Geezer to get some more pics for reference.

    What I can say, is....good gosh it is a bloody great finisher. It gives the best edges I have ever experienced.

    I wish I had a nice huge 3"X10" of this one.....can only dream about that.
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    Here's one with a slightly different label. My wife picked it up in Thuringia, which made me think that it had maybe travelled all the way to the States and then back again but then maybe it just never left. Of the three Eschers I have it's my least favourite, though still a very nice stone. Apologies for pic quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanII View Post
    Here's one with a slightly different label. My wife picked it up in Thuringia, which made me think that it had maybe travelled all the way to the States and then back again but then maybe it just never left. Of the three Eschers I have it's my least favourite, though still a very nice stone. Apologies for pic quality.
    Thanks Alan, it seems that they even have different color labels for the same branding...this is getting interesting.

    Perhaps the different color labels were different grades? You mention yours with the blue label is good, but not your favourite. Mine with the red label is absolutely phenomenal, and my absolute favourite.

    Does anyone know the significance of this specific brand's label colors?

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    Indeed, you are correct regularjoe, excellent eye there!
    What can I say? I'm a little obssessed when it comes to natural razor hones...juuuust a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by regularjoe View Post
    What can I say? I'm a little obssessed when it comes to natural razor hones...juuuust a little.
    Don't we just all have a little HAD obsessed monster inside of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leadingedge View Post
    Does anyone know the significance of this specific brand's label colors?
    No idea. Mine is short and wide unlike the other two

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    Glad your liking the stone. I knew once you got your hands on one, you'd like it. Escher remains my go to finisher. I love the way the edge feels coming off those stones.
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