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Moon Stone?

Post by Art In Colorado » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:37 am

Back in 1968 I purchased a stone that I remember was called a Moon Stone. I allso remember that it was a Case product. I still have it but the name that was on it is long gone. It is very hard with a very high grit. I still use it from time to time.
Can anyone refresh my memory of this my oldest sharpening stone?

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Re: Moon Stone?

Post by Beavertail » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:07 am

I seem to remember that it was a ceramic sharpening stone.
Case also made a moon stick. Hope this helps. ::handshake::
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Re: Moon Stone?

Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:10 am

Thanks to the good old “search” function here on AAPK viewtopic.php?f=2&t=41936&p=413605&hili ... ne#p413484. Even has a picture of the original box and the lettering/wording apparently worn off on yours.

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Re: Moon Stone?

Post by Modern Slip Joints » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:59 am

I bought a Case Moon Stone in the late 1960s. I'm not sure if it's still with some of my other stones or not. I remember it being about the same grit as a hard Arkansas stone but larger than the small hard Arkansas stones Case sold at the time. The small Case hard Arkansas stone I bought back then would be called a translucent stone today. It is unusually fine for a hard Arkansas stone. It feels like a piece of smooth glass. I guess that was just luck of the draw. My moon stone fell in between the common Case 5 1/4" soft Arkansas stones and that unusually fine hard Arkansas stone.

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Re: Moon Stone?

Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:13 pm

Modern Slip Joints wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:59 am
I bought a Case Moon Stone in the late 1960s. I'm not sure if it's still with some of my other stones or not. I remember it being about the same grit as a hard Arkansas stone but larger than the small hard Arkansas stones Case sold at the time. The small Case hard Arkansas stone I bought back then would be called a translucent stone today. It is unusually fine for a hard Arkansas stone. It feels like a piece of smooth glass. I guess that was just luck of the draw. My moon stone fell in between the common Case 5 1/4" soft Arkansas stones and that unusually fine hard Arkansas stone.
According to info in the post from Steve Pfeiffer (in the link I posted above) the Case Moon Stone and Moon Stick are ceramic. May be why it falls between the soft and hard Arkansas stones.

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Re: Moon Stone?

Post by Modern Slip Joints » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:23 pm

I bought an 8" rectangular ceramic stone in 1977 that is about the same as a Moon Stone except for size. They were common by then if not before then. They are more economical than Arkansas stones and do not wear down as fast.

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Re: Moon Stone?

Post by Art In Colorado » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:05 pm

Modern Slip Joints wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:59 am
I bought a Case Moon Stone in the late 1960s. I'm not sure if it's still with some of my other stones or not. I remember it being about the same grit as a hard Arkansas stone but larger than the small hard Arkansas stones Case sold at the time. The small Case hard Arkansas stone I bought back then would be called a translucent stone today. It is unusually fine for a hard Arkansas stone. It feels like a piece of smooth glass. I guess that was just luck of the draw. My moon stone fell in between the common Case 5 1/4" soft Arkansas stones and that unusually fine hard Arkansas stone.
Thats it. I remember now first bouhght a that small stone first and the description as called a translucent stone is right on. I gave this to my sis-inlaw to sharpen her dental hygene instriments. A blade must be very sharp to benefit from this stone.

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Re: Moon Stone?

Post by hardman » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:26 am

I bought a Case Moon Stone (definitely ceramic) in the late 1970's or early 1980's right out of a Case floor display. And I still use it. And I use the honing oil I bought with it which is light blue in color. I really like that stone for small to medium sized blades. This is just my opinion, but I think it is a somewhat finer "grit" than a Hard Arkansas Stone. But maybe that is because my large Hard Arkansas Stone is more gritty than others. I think the Case Moon Stone nicely polishes the edge.
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Re: Moon Stone?

Post by Art In Colorado » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:22 pm

hardman wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:26 am
I bought a Case Moon Stone (definitely ceramic) in the late 1970's or early 1980's right out of a Case floor display. And I still use it. And I use the honing oil I bought with it which is light blue in color. I really like that stone for small to medium sized blades. This is just my opinion, but I think it is a somewhat finer "grit" than a Hard Arkansas Stone. But maybe that is because my large Hard Arkansas Stone is more gritty than others. I think the Case Moon Stone nicely polishes the edge.
It is definetly a finer grit then a hard Arkansas oil stone. I have two of them. I never thought what the Moon Stone was made of but ceramic makes sense.

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