View Full Version : Chromium oxide stones

02-19-2008, 02:37 PM
good for razors?

02-19-2008, 04:58 PM
This depends on the grit.
Chromium oxide is only a substance which is harder than steel. The size of the particles in the stone will dictate the grit and thus the effectiveness of the stone as a razor hone. Did you mean any stone in particular (manufacturer and model)? I've only ever seen one and it was in the 4000 grit range.

02-20-2008, 04:49 AM
my friend has one that's part of a three piece set, and we don't know if it's suitable for his razor or not. Guess we'll have to check :)

02-20-2008, 09:19 AM
Most CrO is used as a paste on a paddle strop or hanging strop. I've never seen a CrO hone before.

02-23-2008, 10:31 PM
i've never heard of a chromium oxide hone either. awhile ago i asked about the bonding agents used in making hones when i had the idea that one could potentially use a crapload of chromium oxide and bonding agent to make a very very very fine hone...never tried it though