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Washita's aren't great for razors imho, but you have one of the best knife and woodworking tool hones out there in your hand.
You can use them for razors, but definitely not ideal.
Washita range even wider than Arkansas do. The soft coarse ones can leave a very toothy edge, but cut like a bat...
The diameter of the hair is less relevant to the sharpness of the tool required to cut it than the make up of the hair, the way the hair is suspended, and how closely you want to cut to your skin.
Hair is held up right essentially by being pinned in the follicle... Shaving is cutting something...
I am really liking modern Williams as shampoo. It strips oils really aggressively (my hair is actually almost sticky it's so clean after washing), so not for daily hair washers or long hair... but it lathers up really nice for shampoo, and it does seem to help my dandruff a little.
Sometimes when it’s so egregious, I suspect they dropped the stone and broke it then listed it with old pictures and are trying to commit mail fraud via damaged in shipping insurance claim. I mean what guy who’s ever sold a stone before actually thinks you can buddy wrap stones together like that?
Were those labeled Robby? I can see a resemblance to this stone, but I wouldn't say from appearance that that's a WoA.
Ambiguous, I'd echo Stone... yours don't look anything like what I'm seeing on this example, rather much more typical WOA. And the one is definitely a dark tam to my eyes.
They don’t sell often. There’s one guy on another forum with a 30 or 40 piece collection and he seems to let one go every now and then. But honestly, at the price they are at, the 70/30 mixed Knots are similar enough, I say Save the money and get one of those.
Atoma aren’t liked by most for honing. A lot of people prefer them for lapping and slurry stones though. They say their 1200 is fine for lapping. DMT used to say not to use anything finer than the 300.
Until Roughly 2010 Rooney had an extremely high end two band offering they called "Finest". The hair is a stiff, scrubby 2 band with extremely white tips and a ton of backbone, and the knots were packed as dense as any brush has ever been packed.
Here's a review of the smallest of the line...
I spent about that on my Rooney Finest... It's unquestionably the best brush I've ever used.
I've also tried a half dozen other $300 brushes, and mostly, No... I wouldn't consider them much better than a $50-$150 brush. The Finest is the exception to the rule... that said, an exception exists...
It puts the conditioner in its hair or else it gets the hose again.
I wouldn't expect human hair would hold up anywhere near well enough, even if it had enough backbone to be useful (it doesn't).
Badgers and boars roll around on the ground, dig, fight, etc, etc, etc... the hair protects...
You can also suspect the stone with packing tape BUT... be VERY careful that it does not slip off (I grip by the stone until it is 90% submerged then grip the tape, and then do the same in reverse when removing the stone... pull it 10% out then grip the stone).
I found this actually affects the...
A Two toned Thuri. Thought this was a broken 10" originally, but upon browsing Hatzicho's site recently, I think it's probably one of his stones. The way its sealed looks like what I've seen on some of his. Good for hand honing, very awkward to use on a bench. I bench hone. If you do to...
A trained ear can tell by sound when you tap it... but that's a learned skill and requires a lot of practice.
In your case, I can't think of one... Take it to the post office and ask them if they can weigh it? Not sure if they can be more accurate than oz though and you'd want at least .1oz...
Got a kitchen scale to get the weight in grams?
Weight in grams / 200 should be roughly the SG if that stone is a perfect cut at those dims.
Hold the light near a corner and check in the dark... some black tranlucents only transmit a few mm, but it's usually pretty apparent if they do or don't...