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Felco canoe stone

Sometimes life is cruel.

I was so excited to find a DIAMOND CANOE STONE!  Made by Swiss company Felco, this looked like it was going to be a gem of a find:


But when it was delivered, reality came crashing in:


Just a bit on the small side, at around half the length of a Rozsutec and about 3mm thick. And it’s clearly designed to be used on what would be the non-honing faces on a scythe stone.

It is, though, a very nice sharpening stone for its intended purpose – which is secateurs and so on, and the taper is to allow you to get into otherwise hard-to-reach spots on such a tool.

But it’s not something we’ll be stocking, unless we start stocking secateurs.

Ah well, less distraction, and more focus to spend time with Chewie (that’s what I’ve named the block saw I’m using to cut whetstones).