Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule011

layer: "La Dressante"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size:  irregularly shaped "bout", but almost rectangular: 4.2cm X 16.4cm.
thickness of Coticule: overall 8mm, but with a small spot filled with glue at one corner. Does not interfere with fuction.
speed with slurry: fast (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water:  very 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 smooth glide, no direct sensation of abrassion.
Slurry specifics: good slurry release. requires a bit of extra rubbing with slurry stone.
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. no significant edge refinement.
Dilucot: follow standard procedure. Double stroke count near the end of the dilution phase.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with very light slurry: capable of reclaiming slightly dulling edges. 30+ laps. Finish on water.

Additional remarks: Delivering excellent edge on razors, this hard and fast (slurry) Coticule exels as well for heavy work on chisels and blade blades. An fast bevel worker with a distinct reddish color, that leaves a clean crispy edge.