Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule003

layer: unknown, possibly "La Dressante"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu
size:   irregularly shaped "bout" 18cm long, 5 cm at widest side, 6cm at widest point, 2cm at narrowest side.
speed with slurry: very fast (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water: moderate (range: very slow - slow- moderate)
feedback:
slurry: a clear sensation of fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpeining steel" Slurry blackens quickly.
water: faint sound and sensation of abrasion.
Slurry specifics: good slurry release.
Sharpness level coming off slurry: ++ (range: + shaves my armhair barely, ++ shaves my armheir well, +++ sufficient to shave my face)
Finishing properties, water only: very good. Smooth edge, a tad more "crispy" than the typical Coticule.. Very slow edge refinement.
Dilucot: follow standard procedure.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: capable of reclaiming slightly dulling edges. 30 -60 laps depending on edge condition.
Additonal remarks: This Coticule begs to be used for serious bevel correction work on a decent slurry.