Featured Specimen

Coticule ID:


Nearly rectangular natural combination BBW/Coticule bout of the La Veinette layer. Typical cream colored surface with a few minor traces of black manganese presence.

Coticule Dimensions:
Bout: 160mm long, 40mm at one end, 35mm at the other.

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.

This Coticule has a very yellow part (15mm on average) and a thinner BBW part (6 mm on average). The BBW has a fragment missing but this does not affect the BBW's usefulness for honing. The "La Veinette" BBW has an excellent reputation to be a premium edge finisher in its own right.

Current Location:
owners home in Belgium

availability for reservation:
privately owned

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