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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    Wouldn't it be great if you actually knew what it was ???
    I really don't care.
    Actually, one of the other sellers got into a snit with me on FB (imagine that!) and told me that he would tell me what it was and where they got it from if I would only ask.

    I told him that I was not interested. Even if I could have believed anything he had to say, I still was not interested.

    When someone behaves that badly, I really don't care what they're selling.

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    That's fair enough Ron, I understand when a merchant is snippy I won't deal with them either. I bought this off eBay from a private seller. No ties to Original sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    Wouldn't it be great if you actually knew what it was ???

    You know

    Slate
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    Noviculite
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejmolitor37 View Post
    Utopian, my research was not only of this forum but several areas, I do agree the general consensus here was the seller not the stone. I see your point though. Also as far as I can see it doesn't auto slurry at all.
    Gssixgun, it would be neat to know what this stone actually is! lol, but I don't I know what the box says which isn't much. I'm not a rock hound, but my guess by looking is slate of some sort.
    Marshal, I did watch this video. Very informative, i can see why he was not thrilled with this hone. I simply have it as a trial and gateway into natural stones one day. If anything I'll use it for pocket knives
    You simply need to ask the right person on the background of the Imperia La Roccia.

    In 1956 , Italy ordered a shipment of hones from Chairman Mao . The shipment got caught in the turmoil that we now call the Suez Canal Incident of 1956. This shipment of hones spent 5 years in an Egyptian Customs Quarantine . Once the shipment was cleared for transit, the original manifesto was damaged beyond reading.
    Since the destination was Italy, the hones were given the name "Imperia La Roccia ".

    Which translates to " PHIG, Hone of all Hones!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejmolitor37 View Post
    That's fair enough Ron, I understand when a merchant is snippy I won't deal with them either. I bought this off eBay from a private seller. No ties to Original sales.
    I realize that I am not being helpful by commenting on the seller. As a minor penance, I will tell you that Randy (Randydance######--I've never bothered to remember the numbers that follow) has one so you could ask him for his opinion of it and advice about using one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    I realize that I am not being helpful by commenting on the seller. As a minor penance, I will tell you that Randy (Randydance######--I've never bothered to remember the numbers that follow) has one so you could ask him for his opinion of it and advice about using one.
    You are just fine Ron, I truly do see your point. I asked for thoughts and I am getting them, can't beat that. No harm in any of this. If Randydance doesn't chime in I'll holler at him and get some ideas. Just tried water and oil as suggested. Did this after my 5k and I'll have to wait to see the results for certain. Maybe it is just an after 5k stone maybe not.
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    Hirlau I don't even care if what you said is true, it gave me a chuckle most in depth faux history I have heard in awhile.
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    it wont make a good pocketknife hone either, anything more than 1k grit is too much for a pocketknife,, maybe its a good paper weight! Tc
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    it wont make a good pocketknife hone either, anything more than 1k grit is too much for a pocketknife,, maybe its a good paper weight! Tc
    Lol, may be that's what I use it for got a couple test razors to shave with will have to see in a day or so what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejmolitor37 View Post
    I went into this as a see for myself deal. I know and understand why it's impossible to truly grit a natural stone. And so far I agree, this is a well, it's not the worst thing in the world kind of deal. Since I'm not used to natural stones just thought maybe a bit of guidance may shed better light. You guys are all great and I appreciate the comments
    In that case, then I would recommend a Chinese hone from HERE. This is the larger one for $40 and the smaller one is $26.
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