Thuringian Blue German Classic Water Razor Hone Sharpening Stone - CHOOSE YOUR STONE
Offered here are classic, old mined Thuringian water razor hones from the Sonneberg/ Steinach area in the Thuringian mountains of Germany. Most famous labelled under the Escher brand, these stones have been treasured by barbers for more than 200 years for putting a fine and smooth edge on straight razors. These particular stones are blue and moderately hard.
This is a vintage hone, collected as an end cut, leftover from the original mined stones or a stone with irregular form or coloring.
These are natural stones, so small hairline cracks or small chips or voids on the hone sides or back may be present. On many examples we've sealed the sides and back to prevent any water from intruding into the stone during use.
NOTE: Razor is shown to give an idea of size only and is not included.
The stones pictured here (shown with the honing surfaces wet in the final photos) have the following features:
Stone #1 - 6.5x1.5in. at the longest/widest points, approximately .5in thick (varies)
Stone #2 - 6.25x1.5 in. at the longest/widest points, approximately .8in thick (varies)
Stone #3 - 6x1.3 in. at the longest/widest points, approximately .75in thick (varies)
Stone #4 - 4.7x1 in. at the longest/widest points, approximately .5in thick (varies)
Stone #5 - 5.6x3.4 in. at the longest/widest points, approximately .8in thick (varies