It seems that hone making is a lost art to the common man. I was wondering if anyone here has "made" their own hone. From what little I can find on the subject, natural stones cut from different types of hard sandstone seem to be the best. Like the Arkansas blue stone for example. And the mass production way that old barber stones were made. Which they were made with powdered iron ore mixed and cooked like pottery.
Question # 1: This being said. My question is, Anyone know any recipes of how to mix and mold a hone? I think maybe a fine concrete mixed with chromium/iron/aluminum powder may work if done right?
Question # 2: Does anyone know anything on making a hone from natural stone?