ID# AS0262 Apache Strata Hone 5.5″ x 2 5/8″ x 5/8″ (June 2nd Batch)


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Sorry for the delay in getting these new hones out–I have many other projects that keep me from cutting stones. This June 2nd batch is a darker variety, indicating metal removing power. I have found the really light Strata hones of the past have had less metal-removing power due to lack of iron content. This batch has iron content! There are a few microscopic fissures that are stable and do not affect a thing–your razor will NOT catch at all–I promise :). Pick one up if these are available. They tend to go fast.


Description: Apache Strata natural honing stone. This is a finishing stone that can be used with water alone–no slurry needed.

Surface preparation: Flat-lapped on DMT and grit powder. This should be nice and flat when you get it. I chamfered the edges somewhat. I advise that you inspect it closely to determine if you need to make any modifications such as sanding edges or lapping before you begin to hone. Though, I think I have it covered pretty good.

Grit: Estimated 10000 – 12000+ (naturals are difficult to gauge without testing, so I can only guess)

Size: approximately 5.5″ x  2 5/8″ at the widest x roughly 5/8″ thick

Weight: 14.2 oz.


International, Hawaii & Alaska:

Hawaii, Alaska and international customers please contact me with your details (city, country, address) and I will check on prices and get back to you. Generally, international shipping from the USA to other countries is about $25 USD (depending on your country) for a Priority Mail small flat rate box through USPS (check for yourself. It’s expensive, sorry; but this is the safest/fastest method for the price.)

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