Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule010

layer: "La Veinette"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: 7.5cm X 20cm, rectangular hone.
natural combination hone: thickness of Coticule: 6 -8mm / thickness of BBW: 7-10mm
speed with slurry: moderate (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:a 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) This is a very easy Coticule for great results without much need for experience.
Finishing properties, water only: water only:  excellent. hone leaves very smooth edge. very slow edge refinement.
Dilucot: follow standard procedure. Easy to reach sufficient sharpness.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: capable of reclaiming slightly dulling edges. 60 -100 laps depending on edge condition.