Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule

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layer: "La Grosse Blanche"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: 3.8cm X 16.8cm, rectangular hone.
thickness of Coticule: 4-6mm
speed with slurry: very fast (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water: slow (range: very slow - slow- moderate)
slurry: a amazing sensation of very fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns black quickly.
water:a faint sensation of very fine abrasion.
Slurry specifics: very quick slurry release / autoslurry when used with water. Slurry has a soapy texture
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 an amazingly smooth edge, but it is not easy to reach the required keenness to make such a smooth edge shave effortlessly.
Dilucot: follow standard procedure. Dilutiion must be executed with precision and care.
Unicot: follow standard procedure. Very smooth results.
Touch-up hone, use with water: capable of edge maintenance at earlies signs of deterioration