Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule008

layer: "La Nouvelle Veine"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: rectangular hone: 20cm x 5cm.
speed with slurry: very fast (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water: very slow (range: very slow - slow- moderate)
feedback:
slurry: a clear sensation of fine abrasion and a slight "graininess" Slurry blackens quickly.
water: faint sensation of extremely 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: a very smooth edge. Takes a while to develop.
Dilucot: This coticule is both fast on slurry for  bevel correction and a great finisher, but it needs extra time to progress from slurry to water.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: very slow. 60 -150 laps depending on edge condition.