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I just mean it has a very glassy feeling. Not like any of my nortons, Naniwa, the coticule, or the ILR. And it rings like a hammer on an anvil when the spine touches the stone when doing x-strokes (not the volume of course, but the same kind of sound), or if I hold the stone in the middle width wise between thumb and forefinger and tap the bottom, it also rings like that.I think Ian is referring to the pic where the grid lines are still showing in the corner, that appears to be 'post lapping' , no?
That surface does look 'unfinished' to me, but maybe it is the pic.
Arks don't usually feel like slate.
Dunston stone, which is slate, doesn't feel like typical slate either.
Some Basalt can feel like slate.
You mentioned Basalt and volcanic glass in the same sentence, did you mean basanite?
Seeing them referenced in a honing context is uncommon.
Those pics I guess might have been after the first round of lapping--and it still has slurry on it because I did the lapping in a bucket--not under running water. I took some at different stages.