Featured Specimen

Coticule ID:


Natural combination Coticule/BBW, of the La Veinette layer.

Typically cream colored Coticule, with no surface pattern.

This is a small, narrow Coticule, ideal to sharpen razors with a smiling edge or blades with a slight warp. Though it will just as easily sharpen any other razor.

Coticule Dimensions:
Bout: 154mm long, 29mm at widest point, sloping to 18mm at the other end.

Speed on slurry:

Feedback on slurry:
This is one very fast Coticule, with typical La Veinette characteristics. A clear abrasive feel and sound that gradually dissipates to almost glass-like as the slurry is diluted to water. Slurry turns black quickly.


Slurry Keenness Limit:
shaves arm hair well

Speed on water:

Feedback on water:
Faint sensation of very fine abrasion. After prolonged honing, very minor traces of black steel residue can be observed in the water. Slight draw while honing.

Edge Qualification:

The La Veinette layer is one of the most renowned. It was in the old days used to produce hones for the most expensive Coticule gradations. This was probably due to the spotless pale creamy appearance , the fast abrasive properties, and the quality consistency of the entire layer.

La Veinettes are nearly always naturally bonded to a BBW. The "La Veinette" BBW has started to gather quite a reputation on its own, notably for the easy at which it delivers good keenness.

Current Location:
Ardennes Coticule storage room

availability for reservation:
available from Ardennes Coticule

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