Category Archives: medium (>2K-6K)

James Howarth & Sons Genuine Grecian Hone (180 x 32 x 29mm)

Size: 180 x 32 x 29mm weight:  413gr.
Density: XXXgr./cm³ /  Estimated grit size:  medium – fine > 4K – 9K
Usage: should be used with slurry, water
it can be used with glycerine and oil to buffer the contact and gain better results
Color: green-grey to olive-green, sometimes with typical swirled/banded structures in a
dark-grey or dark-blue. This banding sometimes looks like a swarfing or waves.
Other Names:
Llyn Idwal Stone, Grecian Stone, Grecian Oil Stone
Supplier/Distributor: James Howarth & Sons, Sheffield

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EGS La Lorraine / Rouge Du Salm (125 x 30 x 15mm)

Size: 125 x 30 x 15mm weight:  185gr.
Density: XXXgr./cm³ /  Estimated grit size:  medium – fine > 4-10K
Usage: can be used with water, glycerine and oil
Color: appears different, sometimes with a more
pronounced BBW pattern but tending towards wine red,
sometimes more violet with a certain banding and swirling,
stone tends to auto slurry
Other Names:
Lorraine Rouge, Rouge Du Salm, Salmon Rouge, Salm Rouge
Supplier/Distributor: EGS

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EGS La Lorraine / Rouge Du Salm (143 x 33 x 15mm)

Size: 143 x 33 x 15mm weight:  245gr.
Density: XXXgr./cm³ /  Estimated grit size:  medium – fine > 4-10K
Usage: can be used with water, glycerine and oil
Color: appears different, sometimes with a more
pronounced BBW pattern but tending towards wine red,
sometimes more violet with a certain banding and swirling,
stone tends to auto slurry
Other Names:
Lorraine Rouge, Rouge Du Salm, Salmon Rouge, Salm Rouge
Supplier/Distributor: EGS

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Fassbinder & Co. Goldfisch Wetzstein (200 x 50 x 19mm)

Size: 200 x 50 x 19mm weight:  573gr.
Density: XXXgr./cm³ /  Estimated grit size:  medium – fine > 4-10K
Usage: can be used with water, glycerine and oil
Color: appears different, sometimes with a more
pronounced BBW pattern but tending towards wine red,
sometimes more violet with a certain banding and swirling,
stone tends to auto slurry
Supplier/Distributor:
Fassbinder & Co., Solingen (F&Co.)

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Dalmore Blue (150 x 50 x 16mm)

Size: 150 x 50 x 16mm weight:  317gr.
Density: XXXgr./cm³ /  Estimated grit size:  medium > 4k-6K
Usage: can be used with water, glycerine and oil
Color: mostly going into a light brown look with a darker chocolate looking  banding, the banding varies from lines over circles to total swirling. Depending if the stone has been used with oil or not, they can also appear more greyish colored. Also there are variants around looking plain dark
Supplier/Distributor:
Water of Ayr and Tam o Shanter Hone Works
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