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Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Postby RalphAlsip » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:37 pm

This sharpening stone has been in my possession since at least 1968, and in my family for many years before that. It has a very fine surface almost smooth. It is branded "Red Devil S&H CO N.Y. U.S.A". I have seen Red Devil knives (Electrician), but am not very familiar with the brand. The stone is 5 inches long, 2 inches wide, and 7/16" thick.

I would be grateful for any insight / education that could be provided on what this is, who made it, etc.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Postby Colonel26 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:44 pm

It's a razor hone. There was a line of straight razors by the same name. Some were made by Case.
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Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Postby Grump01 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:49 pm

I also remember Red Devil paint scrapers. Possibly was meant to be used sharpening them??? :)

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Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Postby TripleF » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:46 pm

Picked this hefty beast up yesterday. The stone is Aloxite by Carborundum and the box is made of one piece of wood.
Top notch work.
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Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Postby Old Folder » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:03 pm

TripleF wrote:Picked this hefty beast up yesterday. The stone is Aloxite by Carborundum and the box is made of one piece of wood.
Top notch work.


Another great find Scott.
A lot of work and detail went into that wood block.
They don"t make em like that any more. :(
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Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Postby Old Folder » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:17 pm

TripleF wrote:Just stumbled on this tidbit of info:

http://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/Diffe ... 1C117.aspx


One of your great past posts Scott.
It explains many questions I had concerning different sharpening stones and their proper uses.
(I printed it out.)
Thanks, ::nod::
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Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Postby schmoozer » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:41 am

Posted in Remington knives forum:
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Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Postby Dinadan » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:34 pm

Schmoozer - that Remington stone holder is no lightweight! Very cool piece. I am assuming that the stone not the original? The stone looks a lot more pristine than the holder.
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Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Postby Dinadan » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:39 pm

Here is a Brookstone soft Arkansas stone I recently bought. I use it for my kitchen knifes. It replaces a combination stone that I got a Lowe's (I think) a decade or so ago. The Brookstone is a very nice oil stone in my opinion, though I will admit that I just started using oilstones a couple of years ago, so I am no Old Timer when it comes to oil stones.
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Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Postby XxTestedxX » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:35 pm

Nice old Cattaraugus stone and box
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Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Postby Dinadan » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:56 pm

I like that Cattaraugus stone and box. Very nice label. I find it a bit strange that the labeling on new sharpening stones is just plain boring compared to some of the older stones. I recently got a nice new soft Arkansas, but I think the folks who sell them could raise the price a bit if they had some labels reminiscent of the old time boxes.
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Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Postby treefarmer » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:49 pm

My son gave me this for Christmas. So far in my research I have not come across one just like it, there are some similar with a 4 sided taper but this one is square, 6" X 11/16". It is made by Carborundm and what is left of the decal on the handle says: No. 3(?)0, CLOTH CUTTERS KNIFE STONE and of course, Carborundum Niagara Falls surrounding the Indian head. The metal ring between the wood handle and carborundum is stamped CARBORUNDUM. It has to be a specialty item, what do cloth cutters work with that needs sharpening? Scissors or maybe a stationary blade in a sewing factory, tarp manufacturer. ::shrug:: Anyhow it's different. :)
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Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Postby royal0014 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:02 am

Back in my days working in the weave shed (loom weaving)
the 'cloth doffers' used knives like these to cut the rolls of cloth from the loom.
They had to be sharpened from time to time, though ours had a medium-sized
flat stone for the task.
These are also called 'shoe knives' which is the term I had to use to find a picture ....

Can't get the picture to load so here's the link ...
https://www.katom.com/135-75330.html?gc ... gLW5_D_BwE
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Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Postby treefarmer » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:08 pm

Thanks for the input, Chris. ::handshake::
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Re: Sharpening Stones thread

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:17 pm

royal0014 wrote:Back in my days working in the weave shed (loom weaving)
the 'cloth doffers' used knives like these to cut the rolls of cloth from the loom.
They had to be sharpened from time to time, though ours had a medium-sized
flat stone for the task.
These are also called 'shoe knives' which is the term I had to use to find a picture ....

Can't get the picture to load so here's the link ...
https://www.katom.com/135-75330.html?gc ... gLW5_D_BwE


I was able to download the pictures so here are a couple of them, along with the description.

Square Point Shoe Knife, 3-5/8" for cutting, trimming, layering, and splicing such materials as leather, rubber, and plastic. Durable hardwood handles are rounded for comfortable fit. Proudly made in the USA.


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