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    Another old sharpening stone

    This belonged to my grandfather, and I believe it was his fathers, so goes back a long ways.

    Doubt I'd ever use it, but just thought I'd share after seeing Bills post and the two sharpening stones he found. I think it is really cool and have it on a shelf in my office at work. Too bad it has the crack in the middle.

    If I did want to use it for some small knives, how would I go about preparing the surface? Or would you just leave it in retirement as a conversation piece?

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    Re: Another old sharpening stone

    I'd probably leave it as a conversation piece. But if you did want to prepare it for use you'd need a very coarse (preferably diamond) stone to use to flatten it. This would make it thinner and remove some of the patina, so given the crack it may be better to just admire its age.
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    Re: Another old sharpening stone

    Can't tell if it is carborundum or black Arkansas, but I'm sure it was used long after it cracked.



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    Re: Another old sharpening stone

    Leave it rest like a faithful, but worn out, pet.

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