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david weaver
Now, I know the edge was functional but nothing special. But when you need to function, functional is good! Plus, it's really easy to reproduce that edge in about a minute.

I think I said Ford 300 earlier. Nobody ever wrote an ode to the Ford 300, it didn't have a whole lot of horsepower, it didn't get great mileage, it was phased out probably due to fuel economy standards and emissions, but if you ever had one in a van or truck, it pretty much went when you turned the key and stopped when you turned it off, and it was a bit of a surprise how much it could move in regular driving if it had to.

People see the term "washita", then they go and read a chart and think it's a grinding stone. then maybe they get one and screw around with it and find that it's not finer than a translucent arkansas the first time they use it (it never really is, though you can make it finer than a trans ark that has just been lapped ala larry williams). But if you use one for a while, it's just like the Ford 300.

(I've shaved off of two of mine, too - it's not that hard to figure out how to use one to prepare a razor, which is something that a synthetic 4000 stone, for example, can never achieve).

The razor people have caught on to the washita as a utility stone and screwed up the price for them, though, so it's not like I'm trying to convince people to buy them. I've had to take risks to get the last few for $50 each, and sometimes those risks leaving you holding a hindostan or a coarse sandstone, and both of those are pretty useless in small bench stone sizes.

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