Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule007

layer: "La Dressante"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: irregularly shaped "bout" 15cm long,  4.5 cm at one side, 5cm at widest point.
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 great sensation of fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns gray/black quickly.
water: smooth sound and sensation of very fine 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: produces excellent, smooth edges, slow edge refinement.
Dilucot: follow standard procedure.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: very capable of reclaiming slightly dulling edges. 30 - 60 laps depending on edge condition.