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I received an old sharpening stone, from a relatives estate. It seems to be an old stone, by the looks of it. It is in a wooden carrier. There are no visible markings on the stone.
It would appear to be an oilstone, since it is apparent that oil was used on it. It is a brown stone, although with the oil its mostly black, and seems to be a fairly fine grit. It had been suggested I try to clean the stone off, in hopes of finding some markings somewhere. This leads to the question, of what to clean it with. Especially since I don't know what type of stone it is. With my luck, I'd clean it like an oilstone, then find out its a waterstone, and I just ruined it. Anyone have any suggestions?