Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule002

layer: "La Grise"
extracted: Coticule mine in Regné
size:  rectangular hone, 5cm X 20cm.
speed with slurry: moderately fast (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water: very slow (range: very slow - slow- moderate)
feedback:
slurry: a slight agreeable sensation of very fine abrasion.
water: little feedback, feels very smooth, no sensation of abrasion.
Slurry specifics: releases slurry easily when rubbed with slurry stone. Slurry has distinct soapy texture.
Sharpness level coming off slurry: +++ (range: + shaves my armhair barely, ++ shaves my armheir well, +++ sufficient to shave my face)
Finishing properties, water only: water only : excellent. hone leaves very smooth edge. No further edge refinement.
Dilucot: equires extra work during the end of the diluting phase. Results excelent.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: only at very first signs of edge descent.