Featured Specimen

Coticule ID:


Glued Coticule specimen with a beautiful surface of manganese dots on a background of diagonal striae.
There is a little bit of orange in this Coticule's hue.

This is most likely a specimen of the ever interesting La Dressante layer.

Coticule Dimensions:
Bout: 95mm long, 56mm at wide end, 37mm at narrow end;

Speed on slurry:

Feedback on slurry:
This is a quite fast Coticule, that behaves very similar as n°71, though it is a tad less fast. A clear feel and sound of abrasion while honing, combined with a hint of stiction that helps to maintain good contact between the razor and the hone.


Slurry Keenness Limit:
shaves arm hair well

Speed on water:

Feedback on water:
There is the same feeling of abrasion as on slurry, albeit much less pronounced. Also the stiction remains. There are no immediate traces of steel removal in the water, but upon cleaning the blade with a paper tissue, black residue can be seen on the tissue. This suggest slow, but not dead slow, finishing properties on water.

Edge Qualification:

This Coticule was selected by me (Bart), during a visit at Ardennes, while I went through a stock of smaller hones, selecting visually attracting pieces. These little rocks are practically jewels in the eye of the Coticule lover I am, and with their limited cost, it is even for a non-collectioner as myself, tempting to start a small collection of various attractive Coticules. But they're not just for display. With their small size, they lay on the hand very easily and after some initial getting used to, they work as easily and efficiently as the longer Coticules.

Current Location:
Ardennes Coticule storage room

availability for reservation:
available from Ardennes Coticule

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