It been on my mind to make one for a few weeks. Just tough to find the time. So last night a decided to put it together. All and all I think she came out pretty good and seems to work pretty nice so far.
Something a little different.
Here is a mystery hone from a friend.
There is a chance this is a US born stone. After a few emails, I've found 3 other examples. 2 in the US, 2 in the UK but all acquired in the US... interesting
My guess is it's a slate.Seems to have good abrasive power, yet still very fine. I've tested it and would say the shave the edge produces is similar to a coticule.
A similar stone pick up but a guy in at a stone near Kentucky Lake
One finished up.
7/8's monkey tail with a slight Spanish point.
Horn scales,bone wedge and stacked washers.
I'm really pleased with the way this one turned out.
This one started as 5/8"x4"x1/4" pieces of 1095 steel. From there a hammered it into the rough shape. I cleaned up the line and hollows on the grinder and added the file work
June 22 I will have a price increase.
If you're on the fence about getting a custom, you may want to get on the list before the increase.
If you're on the list know, the price increase won't affect you. It only affects new orders starting 22nd.