NOTE: We only have a few of these very rare, extra large NOS hones.
The La Lorraine whetstone is a natural sharpening stone that is a separate vein of stone which was historically mined in Salmchateau/Vielsalm in Belgium alongside yellow Coticule and Belgian Blue stone. No longer mined commercially, these stones all come from an old tool shop in Belgium that closed some time in the 1950’s.
La Lorraine whetstones are well suited for honing fine knives and straight razor honing. They are fast and generate a sharp but smooth edge which is capable for a shave without further finishing. In honing speed and fineness they are somewhere in between between the Belgian Blue Whetstone and the average Coticule.
This stone measures 9.8" x 2.2" (250 x 55mm) wide and approximately 20-25mm thick. These are natural stones, so their appearance may vary slightly from the photos shown.
A few stones are shown as examples only, this listing is for one stone only!