Wild West Shave Co Hone Stone

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by Zykris, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

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  2. SparrowPoint

    SparrowPoint Active Member

    Never tried onyx for honing. May work because it's a silicate, but banded. Personally for the size and price does not seem worth since there are so many known stones out there that are known to work in the sub $100 range. If your curious go for it and post a review
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  3. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

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  4. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Nats are a real bunny hole, IMO. I have no info on this stone but about all you can do is try one and see if it works out.
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  5. joamo

    joamo Well-Known Member

    As suggested, give it a shot.
    I would think it certainly has the possibility of being a good, burnishing type finisher. Likely dependent upon surface preparation and lubricant used. Probably slow, needing many strokes for the best results.
    It will be tough to lap, the MOHS for onyx is 6.5 to 7, but once it is flat, it should stay that way for a long time.
    There was a pass-around I took part in several years ago of a clouded Chalcedony, a very similar stone to onyx. The consensus was that it gave sharp, smooth edges using oil or glycerin.
    Of course, YMMV with any natural stone.

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  6. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I knew you might know something useful.


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