Hone by unknown



Fine art poster

More products…
  • Amazing giclée print quality
  • 240gsm thick fine art print paper
  • 100+ year colour guarantee
  • Dimensions:
    • by cm including border ( by in)
    • by cm excluding border ( by in)

Image information

Add to wishlist


A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-1848. A limestone hone (for sharpening tools), found at Beechey Island by the Inglefield Search Expedition, 1852. Captain Inglefield stopped at the island on his way home to deliver mail to 'North Star'. He reached the island on 7 September and remained there for twelve hours. The item is a rectangular flat stone, the upper surface partly polished. It is inscribed 'LIMESTONE USED AS A HONE FOUND AT BEECHEY ISLAND (13)' in white paint.

  • Image reference: F6705

Discover more

More by this artist


Search for similar images

Our prints

We use a 240gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.

Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

Read more about our fine art prints.

Manufactured in the UK

All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.

We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

Delivery & returns

We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.

Due to the coronovirus pandemic and Brexit situation, current shipping times may be longer, particularly for destinations outside the UK.

Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.

We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.