No further darkening on this one. It was at a window for a few days. When I lapped it, it did not get brighter, I think it is not a La Grosse Blanche. But it is fine and gives very good shaving edges.
I’m a woodworker so I can imagine exactly the abuse this poor stone suffered, but whenever I see a stone literally used to death I like to ponder what kind of furniture or construction might’ve been done with it’s backing. It makes me feel better about my own ongoing stone abuse.Two flea stone from over the weekend found in the bottom of a box of tools. A 5” green and a 6” pink. The pink must have been a looker at a younger self. I hope it had a good life grinding away at steel. This stone was ridden hard and put up wet. Both sides are worn done and dished. Not much life left in the old rock. I will give it a good life in retirement with its Coti brothers
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I also wonder what was completed as a result of a worn out hone. I look at it, not as abuse but fulfilling it’s purpose and it doing so, things of beauty were created and now existI’m a woodworker so I can imagine exactly the abuse this poor stone suffered, but whenever I see a stone literally used to death I like to ponder what kind of furniture or construction might’ve been done with it’s backing. It makes me feel better about my own ongoing stone abuse.
Nice stone even with issues. There is still some good mm either wayI picked up this vintage coti for what would have been a good price, IF the auction photos hadnt shown it from just the top and one side. Seems that it had been used to free hand knives for a very long time, and is very dished, but only on one side.
I could flatten it, but it would mean losing most of the stone, so I will keep it for knives, where dishing doesn't matter. It's not all bad. I am loathe to use my razor stones on knives because of this happening, so having a dedicated knife coticule is OK.
Or plan B.... Grab a hack saw and make it five slurry stones?... Coticules are hard to find here, and when you do find them they never come with a slurry stone. I could recoup my cost doing that, but it seems a shame.
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Nice, creamy looker