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layer: "La Petite Blanche"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu
size: Bout: Trapezoid 16.5cm high. 4.8cm at base 3cm at top.
natural combination hone: thickness of Coticule: 11-14mm / thickness of BBW: 10-13mm
speed with slurry: very fast (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water: moderate (range: very slow - slow- moderate)
slurry: a strong sensation of very fine abrasion.
water: a clear sensation of abrasion
Slurry specifics: good slurry release. Very slow auto-slurry when starting with plain water.
Sharpness level coming off slurry: + (range: + shaves my armhair barely, ++ shaves my armheir well, +++ sufficient to shave my face)
Finishing properties, water only: excellent. hone leaves very smooth edge. excellent edge refinement properties.
Dilucot: follow standard procedure. Because this hone still has good abrasive power when used with water is lend itself extremely well for the Dilucot method.
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: very capable of reclaiming dulling edges. 30 -100 laps depending on edge condition.