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layer: "La Grosse Blanche"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: irregularly shaped "bout", 50mm wide, one long side: 125mm, other long side: 175mm
glued to slate: Coticule thickness 6-11 mm
speed with slurry: moderately fast (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water:very slow (range: very slow - slow- moderate)
slurry: a distinct sensation of exceptionally fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel".
water: a slight draw
Slurry specifics: good slurry release. Slurry has a soapy texture
Sharpness level coming off slurry: + (range: + shaves my armhair barely, ++ shaves my armheir well, +++ sufficient to shave my face)
Finishing properties, water only: Mellow (range: brisk - engaging - mellow)
Dilucot: follow standard procedure, aim for precise and slow dilution.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: capable of edge maintenance at earliest signs of deterioration.