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A few stones from the last few months that are looking for a new home, or at least one with some free shelf space ;). Prices are intentionally low as they do not include shipping, though as ever - postage from here is cheaper than pretty much anywhere else afaics. Ping me a message with what you might be interested in and and I can let you know exactly what it would be. Or indeed with any other q.s about any of them, and 'll answer as honestly and best I can.

All of these stones have their original old-school, hand-carved wooden holders or boxes. Which I can clean up and include if you want, or not if you don't. All of them should turn out as nice as the one in the Idwal pics, hopefully.

Prices are USD / GBP / AUD.


Washita - $67 / £50 / $89 SOLD
9 inch versions of old Washitas are fairly uncommon, especially with a decent amount of thickness left to them. It has the ghost of the original label; I believe this is probably what was sold as a 'Red Washita', almost certainly 100+ years old. An excellent knife stone, though may be less good for razors. 228 x 53 x 26.

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Llyn Idwal 1 - $48 / £35 / $63 SOLD
Excellent knife or tool stone, though not suited for razors because of some coarser quartz inclusions. These don't release grit; they're equally hard, just make it better for knives rather than razors. 240 x 51 x 20.

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Llyn Idwal 2 - $48 / £35 / $63 SOLD
Really top quality, and very pretty Idwal. This will happily finish a razor, but if the surface is conditioned lower it's surprisingly quick as final finishing knife stone too (this is the beauty of Idwals!). Stone has a fracture 1/4 of the way along, the original seller described it as a 'surface blemish' that couldn't be felt. I'm not so sure... I think the stone might have been broken at some point and then repaired incredibly well. Either way - it is completely unnoticeable in use for either knives or razors. 207 x 46 x 10.

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Hindostan - $41 / £30 / $53 SOLD
Really nice, big and pure old Hindo. This stone is on the finer side of them at around 5k ish I'd guess. Bevel polishes very well; giving a good, dark jigane with a very light scratch pattern and nice contrast. This is a very similar stone to one I sold recently to another member here, who I believe was a big fan. Should also be be excellent in the middle of a razor progression. 221 x 57 x 26.

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If someone doesnt scoop up that Hindostan soon I will.

great looking stones Cotedupy.

Ta... some nice ones in there for sure :)

Hindo has had a bit of interest already so probably sold, but it’s very similar to your one from memory (i.e. on the finer side), so you’d be doubling up anyway!
 

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Little bump for a couple of Llyn Idwals as I'm off to the post office tomorrow... If anybody would like to know more about the Idwal stone, there's some info here: UK Stones

I've since used these two a fair bit more, and measured their SG, both of which confirmed what I said above: Idwal 1 is a coarser and better knife stone at 7 or 8k. While Idwal 2 is a fair bit higher and a very good razor stone, though I wouldn't recommend it for knives unless you want super refined HHT edges.

And a couple more pics of Idwal 2, now that I've tidied its box up a bit (stone itself is a bit more green and less yellow-grey than it appears in these pics):

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BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE...

Because if you buy Idwal #1, not only do you get the world-renowned Welsh Llyn Idwal stone with Amazing-Hand-Carved-Genuine-Wood-Presentation-Box, but also... the Unique-One-Of-A-Kind-Handy-And-Portable-Idwal-Palm-Hone absolutely FREE!!!

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The Unique Idwal Palm Hone has been gorgeously crafted from a small sliver of real Idwal stone that broke off the bottom when I originally removed it from the box. Flattened, and lovingly epoxied by hand to an old bit of wine oak stave I found in the shed, the 3.5 x 2" Idwal Palm Hone will surely fulfil all of your in-hand sharpening or rubbing stone dreams!

DON'T DELAY in picking up this once-in-a-lifetime offer for the all-time low low price of just $47.99!!!
 
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