Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule013

layer: Unknown
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: irregularly shaped bout: 20cm long, 4.5cm at one end, 3cm at the other.
speed with slurry: slow(range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water:  slow (range: very slow - slow- moderate)
feedback:
slurry: a faint sensation of fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns gray slowly. Some draw.
water:a very faint sensation of abrasion. Light draw.
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. hone leaves very smooth edge.
Dilucot: Needs slow rate of dilution, but excellent results.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: capable of reclaiming slightly dulling edges. 60 -100 laps depending on edge condition.