A glued-to-slate bout of the La Grosse Blanche layer, with a "Indian Ink" appearance, caused by abundant presence of manganese.
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.
Slurry Keenness Limit:
shaves arm hair marginally
Speed on water:
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.
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.
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