Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule

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layer: "La Grosse Blanche"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: nearly rectangular "bout": 45mm X 140mm.
glued to slate: thickness of Coticule: 7mm.
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)

a distinct sensation of exceptionally fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel"
water:a faint 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. Requires precise and carefully executed dilution phase.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: capable of edge maintenance at earliest signs of deterioration

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