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    new green stone

    Hello, guys

    A long time ago I posted about my life long search for a jade sharpening stone. I was finally able to track one down from a friend of a friend who has a cousin, who married a guy, whose brother works for an uncle who owns a jadeite mine in a country formerly know as B?rma. lol Or something like that. After I received it, My health kinda took a dump and the medical bills piled up and so on and so forth and I had to sell it.
    Well, I was sitting here a week or so ago and read Steeley's post on jade knives, when it suddenly dawned on me. I know people from all over the world who supply me with stuff from all over the world. Steeley posted a few photos of Jade cove near Big Sur I believe and I remembered a guy who I used to trade Jade with back in the day and sent him an email and had him cut me some stones. Here is the first one, it is 98% pure jadeite from California. The color is a dark teal blue green with lighter veins running through it. It is heavy and rare. It is pretty hard 6.5-7 mohs . the grit I would put in the 10-12k range, so it would make a great finisher.
    I have been using it all week and since I don't have a strop or felt, I give my knife a few passes on this stone and its almost a 100% back to original. The first time I used it , I barely touched my finger and it split open like a grape. It is found in creek beds and the ocean, you can perma-soak it or use it as a splash and go as water doesn't penetrate it. You can even use it dry. It feels like glass.
    dimensions
    length 8"
    width 2"
    height 1.75"
    weight 2.46 lbs. or 1140 something grams
    I like it so much I am having him cut me a couple of more when he has time.
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    oh and a girl named Jade
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    Not sure what one I like best, Jade, jade or the other jade.



    gratz on getting another one.
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    yeah, I miss that one.
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    This one is not translucent.
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    Man Son you sure get some cool stuff . That is one sweet piece of jade ever since i saw that first jade stone I been looking for a small one .
    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    Very classy - the stone that is; not sure about the girl.

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    nice.. please let me know how i can purchase item pictured in your first post and rent the item pictured in your second.
    thanks
    lcb

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    Very cool piece of material!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowercasebill View Post
    nice.. please let me know how i can purchase item pictured in your first post and rent the item pictured in your second.
    thanks
    lcb
    I am curious about acquiring a piece too. If it isn't to expensive.
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