Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule

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layer: "La Veinette"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: irregularly shaped "bout", 50 mm wide, one long side 130mm, the other long side 160mm.
natural combination hone: thickness of Coticule: 5mm, thickness of BBW: 10mm

speed with slurry: fast (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water: moderate (range: very slow - slow- moderate)
slurry: a clear sensation of fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns gray/black quickly.
water: a very faint sensation of very fine abrasion, with a hint of draw.
Slurry specifics: good slurry release.
Sharpness level coming off slurry: ++ (range: + shaves my armhair barely, ++ shaves my armheir well, +++ sufficient to shave my face)
Finishing properties, water only: Engaging (range: brisk - engaging - mellow)
Dilucot: follow standard procedure.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: very capable of reclaiming slightly dulling edges.