Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule005

layer: "La Dressante"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size:   irregularly shaped "bout" 20cm long, 4cm at widest side, 5cm at widest point, 2,5cm at narrowest side.
speed with slurry: fast (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water:  slow (range: very slow - slow- moderate)
feedback:
slurry: a modest sensation of fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns gray quickly.
water:very faint 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: water only:  Excellent. Very smooth edge. Very slow edge refinement.
Dilucot: follow standard procedure.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: capable of reclaiming slightly dulling edges. 60 -100 laps depending on edge condition.