Featured Specimen

Coticule ID:
n°118

Picture:
N°118

Characteristics:
Coticule, from the La Grosse Blanche Layer, mined at Ardennes's Old Preu quarry.
Stone turns to a beautiful chocolate brown color after prolongued exposure to air/light, yet with the normal creamy color just underneath the surface.

Coticule Dimensions:
125x40mm

Speed on slurry:
fast

Feedback on slurry:
A distinct feedback of fine abrasion. Water turns gray almost immediately. Abrasive feel slowly dissipates as the slurry is thinned down to a more watery consistency while honing during the Dilucot procedure.

AutoSlurry:
no

Slurry Keenness Limit:
shaves arm hair well

Speed on water:
slow

Feedback on water:
Glass-like feedback, with a slight hint of the same fine abrasion as felt on slurry. No visible discoloration of the water, but upon drying the edge with a paper tissue, black metal traces can be observed.

Edge Qualification:
mellow

Current Location:
Bart's home

availability for reservation:
available from Coticule.be sample reserve

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