Honestone

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Description

A fine-grain whetstone used for sharpening fine-edged tools. High quality honestones come from Belgium and contain tiny grains of yellow manganese garnet embedded in potash mica and tourmaline (Brady 1971).

Synonyms and Related Terms

coticule

Additional Information

G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, 10th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971.

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Properties of Common Abrasives


Authority

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 869
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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