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Coticule ID:


A glued-to-slate bout of the La Grosse Blanche layer, with a "Indian Ink" appearance, caused by abundant presence of manganese.

Coticule Dimensions:
Bout: 152mm long, 58mm at widest point, 40mm at the narrow end.

Speed on slurry:

Feedback on slurry:
A clear sensation of very fine abrasion. The slurry has a sort of gelatinous quality.

minor traces.

Slurry Keenness Limit:
shaves arm hair marginally

Speed on water:
very slow

Feedback on water:
Almost glass-like sensation, with only a faint hint of very fine abrasion. With some pressure applies, there are minor sings of "autoslurry" behavior. It suffices to regularly rinse the surface while finishing.

Edge Qualification:

La Grosse Blanche is the layer that is most recognized for its skin-friendly edges. It can be a bit of a challenge to arrive at the required keenness for an effortless shave, but with a bit of practice, or by relying on the Unicot method, it should not pose a real problem.

Current Location:
Ardennes Coticule storage room

availability for reservation:
available from Ardennes Coticule

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