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Dave Martell
10-01-2012, 11:24 PM
I'm tired of seeing this manufacturers name so hopefully these two items will be headed off to a new owner where they'll be enjoyed more than they are here. :wink:


HA Borosilicate (Glass) Honing Rod

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010020-7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010009-17.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010017-16.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010018-9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010023-6.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010021-5.jpg


This one has a 13" glass rod, has the (original style) birch handle, 1/4 section serrations (grooving) + 3/4 slick section, and a premium/rare English bridle sheath.

The slick section is used regularly for edge alignment, the grooving/serrations are used to save an edge or to keep it alive by scratching it slightly, and the leather sheath can be used for honing as well.

I personally have zero use for this tool but I'm sure that someone out there can put it to work. These have been a popular item that is very scarcely seen from the source.

New Retail Price - $109

My Price - $89 (shipping - but not insurance - included to CONUS)






HA Bench Hone

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010032-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010024-6.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010026-4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010027-6.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010030-3.jpg



This is the 11" x 3" steel topped Dupont Corian base version. Included are 2 - HA bark tanned bovine leather pads (with magnetic backing). The leather pads are unused but in so so condition (some range marks seen too) and IMO will be better once treated. If I were to use them I'd first clean and condition them with some Goop hand cleaner before applying my compound(s). This conditioning brings this leather to top form, trust me I've done this hundreds and hundreds of times to this stuff.

In case you don't know how this system works, the leather pads are removable/ replaceable with any HA 11" x 3" currently available pads. You have one base and multiple pads if you desire.

*Note - The steel plates attached to the bases have a tendency to rust if left unprotected. This is a known problem. I waxed this one when I got it and you can see that it's fared OK in my use.

New Retail Price - $80

My Price - $65 (shipping - but not insurance - included to CONUS)




Please PM me if you're interested.

Thanks,
Dave

Paradox
10-02-2012, 12:24 AM
I'd like to buy both of those items from you but for the life of me I seem unable to find a PM button to send a private messge to you about this. :eyebrow:

sachem allison
10-02-2012, 12:26 AM
you have to have 2 or 3 posts before you can pm, it's a spam protection. just say hi to a couple of folks, or post a few words multiple times on this thread.

Paradox
10-02-2012, 12:29 AM
you have to have 2 or 3 posts before you can pm, it's a spam protection. just say hi to a couple of folks, or post a few words multiple times on this thread.

Ahhh. Thank you! I was going nuts trying to decide I really wasn't albe to see the PM button.

Paradox
10-02-2012, 01:16 AM
you have to have 2 or 3 posts before you can pm,

Guess it's more than that. 5 still isn't enough. :cool2:

chinacats
10-02-2012, 01:22 AM
that is strange...i thought it was 2 or 3 posts, but i can't pm you (paradox) either...oh yeah, welcome to the forum

The Edge
10-02-2012, 01:25 AM
Guess it's more than that. 5 still isn't enough. :cool2:

Have you tried logging out and back in? Just taking a stab at things.

Dave Martell
10-02-2012, 01:29 AM
I'd like to buy both of those items from you but for the life of me I seem unable to find a PM button to send a private messge to you about this. :eyebrow:


Well they're yours if we can connect...LOL

So yeah the guys are correct you only need 2 posts to use the PM feature. Go to the top of any page and click on "Notifications"

I'll also try sending you a PM too

Dave Martell
10-02-2012, 01:33 AM
Both Sold pending funds!

Paradox
10-02-2012, 01:59 AM
Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions. Got the PMs working and the funds are on the way to Dave for the gear. :thumbsup:

Dave Martell
10-02-2012, 02:01 AM
SOLD - thanks Scott and welcome to KKF :)

DwarvenChef
10-03-2012, 03:39 AM
I still have mine in my kit, works great :) and you can't beat the weight :p

Crothcipt
10-03-2012, 07:21 AM
dam I have been looking for that rod for ever. The price was a steal gratz paradox.

Paradox
10-03-2012, 10:01 PM
The leather pads are unused but in so so condition (some range marks seen too) and IMO will be better once treated. If I were to use them I'd first clean and condition them with some Goop hand cleaner before applying my compound(s). This conditioning brings this leather to top form, trust me I've done this hundreds and hundreds of times to this stuff.


Hi Dave,

Can you give me a brief detail your method for doing this?

Thanks!

Dave Martell
10-03-2012, 10:54 PM
Hi Dave,

Can you give me a brief detail your method for doing this?

Thanks!


Sure, it's pretty simple, just rub some Goop into the leather and then rub off the excess. Buff lengthwise to bring out the shine. This is also the same method for cleaning the leather when it gets black and dirty.

You don't have to use Goop brand necessarily it's "waterless hand cleaner" that's needed here, but be sure to get a version that does NOT contain pumice. Many of the orange scented versions have pumice for some reason but read the label regardless, you don't want to rub in some 80x pumice into your strop. :)

Paradox
10-04-2012, 12:05 AM
Thanks for the tip.

Dave Martell
10-04-2012, 12:15 AM
Thanks for the tip.


Anytime

Paradox
10-05-2012, 09:29 PM
Dave, the gear got here today. Thanks again.

K-Fed
10-05-2012, 11:57 PM
Is there a felt pad that will work with this strop set?

K-Fed
10-06-2012, 12:07 AM
I'll take it if I can add some felt too the order.

Dave Martell
10-06-2012, 12:18 AM
This is already at the new owner's house K. Sorry brotha! :)

K-Fed
10-06-2012, 12:33 AM
Bummer. No worries. I'll just have to pick up some felt from you ;-). Been wanting to try a felt strop for a bit.

K-Fed
10-06-2012, 12:44 AM
Just checked out the site. Didn't see any felt or strops. What gives :-/ ;-)

mr drinky
10-08-2012, 02:15 AM
Sure, it's pretty simple, just rub some Goop into the leather and then rub off the excess. Buff lengthwise to bring out the shine. This is also the same method for cleaning the leather when it gets black and dirty.

You don't have to use Goop brand necessarily it's "waterless hand cleaner" that's needed here, but be sure to get a version that does NOT contain pumice. Many of the orange scented versions have pumice for some reason but read the label regardless, you don't want to rub in some 80x pumice into your strop. :)

Dave, is this also how you would treat the leather strops you used to sell?

k.

Dave Martell
10-08-2012, 02:57 AM
Sure, it's pretty simple, just rub some Goop into the leather and then rub off the excess. Buff lengthwise to bring out the shine. This is also the same method for cleaning the leather when it gets black and dirty.

You don't have to use Goop brand necessarily it's "waterless hand cleaner" that's needed here, but be sure to get a version that does NOT contain pumice. Many of the orange scented versions have pumice for some reason but read the label regardless, you don't want to rub in some 80x pumice into your strop. :)


Dave, is this also how you would treat the leather strops you used to sell?

k.


If you're talking about the textured leather then no , this is for smooth leather only.