Murphy & McNeil Pre-Owned Shaving

Belgian Blue Whetstone Hone 8x2 (Pre-Owned - Never Used)

$54.99
  • Belgian Blue Whetstone Hone 8x2 (Pre-Owned - Never Used)
  • Belgian Blue Whetstone Hone 8x2 (Pre-Owned - Never Used)
  • Belgian Blue Whetstone Hone 8x2 (Pre-Owned - Never Used)
  • Belgian Blue Whetstone Hone 8x2 (Pre-Owned - Never Used)

Murphy & McNeil Pre-Owned Shaving

Belgian Blue Whetstone Hone 8x2 (Pre-Owned - Never Used)

$54.99

Condition: Pre-Owned - see photos

Natural Sharpening Stones From Belgium

The Ardennes region of Belgium has for centuries quarried natural stones famous as high quality whetstones. Sought after by Straight Razor Sharpeners, Woodworkers, Carvers and Leather Workers, these natural stones are not as abundant as they once were. A single quarry is still in operation in Belgium hand producing these wonderful natural sharpening stones.

 

Belgian Blue Stones

This particular type of whetstone is called a Belgian Blue Whetstone, or BBW for short. Characterized by a high concentration of spessartite garnets, the BBW's have a blueish-purple color caused by the presence of iron in the stone. They are known for being of very uniform quality and working quickly. Of course, as they are hand shaped natural stones, some variance of size and exact composition is normal.

 

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