Featured Specimen

Coticule ID:
n°077

Picture:
N°77

Characteristics:
Natural combination Coticule from the La Petite Blanche layer.

This qualifies as a "pocket" Coticule (see dimensions), but will hone a razor like no tomorrow.

Coticule Dimensions:
101mm X 24mm

Speed on slurry:
fast

Feedback on slurry:
This specimen behave like a typical La Petite Blanche. On slurry, there is a clear sensation of very fine abrasion, that slowly fades as the slurry is diluted during the Dilucot procedure.

AutoSlurry:
ever so slightly

Slurry Keenness Limit:
shaves arm hair marginally

Speed on water:
slow

Feedback on water:
A bit of draw with a faint hint of abrasion. The hone "autoslurries" a little bit, certainly when it is used with slightly pressured "halfstrokes". As loose garnets enter the mixture, it might appear so that this hone is faster on water than it actually is. For a good finish, it requires frequent rinsing, but not so frequent that you'd have to work under a running tap.

Edge Qualification:
mellow

Background:
La Petite Blanche is one of the most consisten layers in its properites of good abrasive speed, combined with the ability to produce the famous skin-friendly Coticule edge. It does take some practice and knowledge before this legendary shaving edge can be coaxed out of the hone, though that only doubles the award for the succeeding user.

This is a very small and narrow sample, probably not the best option if you've yet to master Coticule honing. Though, if you alread own another Coticule and wanted to know what the La Petite Blanche  layer is all about, the price of this bout size 3 (12 EUR at present) won't break the bank.

Current Location:
Ardennes Coticule storage room

availability for reservation:
available from Ardennes Coticule

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