Old Hickory Hone?

Discussion in 'Hones/Honing' started by Dcaddo, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Dcaddo

    Dcaddo Moderator

    Anyone ever heard of one? I've heard of coticules labeled "old Hickory" and "old rock", but not Old Hickory Hone. IMG_4085.JPG
     
  2. Don't think this will help much, but I have a set of kitchen knives from the Ontario Knife Company, with hickory handles marked "Old Hickory." I do note that the label as shown above contains the word "razors" if that's any consolation.
     
  3. I seem to remember a man-made Old Hickory hone that I owned a looooonnnnng time ago.
     
  4. The only thing I know about Old Hickory is it was a brand of inexpensive carbon steel kitchen knives we used on shrimp boats when I was a kid, and we treated them with onion juice or ospho so they wouldn't rust so easily. They were fairly soft steel but would take a very keen edge with just a few laps on a fine carborundum stone. I never knew that they made or sold their own brand of hones.
     
  5. My understanding of the belgian hones marked “old hickory” is that they resemble petrified wood.
    They are less dense and harder than the ones called “old rock.”
     
  6. Cool. I've seen that label before - can't remember where though..... I'll have to think on it.
     
  7. Dcaddo

    Dcaddo Moderator

    Same here, but I cant remember where for the life of me.
     
  8. Dcaddo

    Dcaddo Moderator

    Give me about 3 days and I’ll have a better example.:thumbup1:
     
  9. Dcaddo

    Dcaddo Moderator

    Sure is. Thanks for that. Shows you his good my memory is. The one that I just bought also has some manganese spots like Ian’s. I will post pictures tomorrow
     
  10. Old Hickory made a good pocket knife back in the day. Carbon steel blades, jigged bone handles, and good construction. Very old school knives without the need to look tacticool.
     
  11. Dcaddo

    Dcaddo Moderator

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    This one looks very similar to the one that @SliceOfLife posted in the other thread.
     
  12. Dcaddo

    Dcaddo Moderator

    “Can he used with water, oil or Leather.”
     
  13. Sure looks like the same vein. Nice rock.
     
  14. Beautiful stone David, and love the label
     

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