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s, have a more or less extended reputation for their adaptation to special requirements, being used either dry or moistened with water or with oil. The Turkey oil-stone, which comes from Asia Minor, is generally known, and is employed for imparting an edge to chisels, plane-bits, and all the finer varieties of cutting-tools. It is usually cemented in a slab of wood and provided with a wooden cover. The finest variety of stone suitable for hones is found in Arkansas, and is also known as Washita. The metallic hone is a small round bar of steel, with fine longitudinal striations. For use it is moistened with oil and sprinkled with rottenstone or other fine abradant. Fayrer's swing hone is a strip of brass pivoted at each end, so as to adjust itself to the edge of the razor. An abrading powder mixed with oil is applied upon one side, on which the razor is roughly sharpened, when the brass slip is turned and a keen edge imparted by the other side, moistened with a finer compos