Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule064

layer: "Les Latneuses"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: irregularly shaped "bout": 37mm X 120mm.
natural double sided Cocitule: creamy side: approx. 8mm, hybrid side: approx. 6mm 

CREAMY SIDE:

speed with slurry: very fast (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water: moderate, and then some. (range: very slow - slow- moderate)

feedback:
slurry: a clear sensation of very fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns black quickly.water: a very faint sensation of abrasion. Slight draw. water turns black after a while

Slurry specifics: good slurry release.

Sharpness level coming off slurry: ++ (range: + shaves my arm hair barely, ++ shaves my arm hair 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: excellent, due to good edge refinement with water only.

 

HYBRID SIDE:

speed with slurry: moderate (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water: very slow (range: very slow - slow- moderate)

feedback:
slurry: a faint sensation of very fine abrasion, some draw
water: a glassy feel. Slight draw.

Slurry specifics: good slurry release, a bit harder than the creamy side.

Sharpness level coming off slurry: ++/+++ (range: + shaves my arm hair barely, ++ shaves my arm hair well, +++ sufficient to shave my face)
Finishing properties, water only: Mellow (range: brisk - engaging - mellow)
Dilucot: follow standard procedure.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: Capable of edge maintenance at earliest signs of edge deterioration.