Primitive Translucent Arkansas

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by Timwcic, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    This is a hone you don’t see everyday. A vintage primitive translucent Arkansas stone, very handsom hunk of Novaculite. A exciting score a few weeks ago. Stone is roughly 6x3x1.25 in a true 2x4 base. Gave it a simple green bath for a week to get the decades of funk removed. Luckily the surface is dead flat and baby bottom smooth but gave a quick lap with W/D from 600-1000 to remove any glaze. Give a quick burnish and ran a tugger over for 200 laps with oil and WOW, what a edge. Smooth and comfortable shave. I love this stone and lucky to be it’s caretaker. First two pictures as found and rest after cleanup

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  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Wonderful find. :happy088::happy088:
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  3. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    Wow! Now that is primitive all right!
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  4. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    I love it!


    With these primitives, how do you chamfer edge? Are they chamfered?
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  5. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Thank you Gents for the nice comments. I did not chamfer it a traditional form. I did a gentle break of the edge, more like a rollover with a diamond plate. Did not want to be to aggressive due to its age. The perimeter is slightly lighter in color due to the edge dressing
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