Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule019

layer: "Les Latneuses"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: irregularly shaped bout, 24cm long, about 2.2cm at both ends, 4cm at widest point.
natural TWIN hone: thickness of fine Coticule: 7-11mm / thickness of hybrid Coticule: 9-11mm

speed with slurry: fast (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water:  slow (range: very slow - slow- moderate)

hybrid side, speed with slurry: moderately fast
hybrid side, speed with water: not tested


feedback:
slurry: a clear sensation of fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns black 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)
Finishing properties, water only:  excellent. hone leaves very smooth edge. very slow edge refinement.
Dilucot: follow standard procedure.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: capable of reclaiming slightly dulling edges. 30 -60 laps depending on edge condition.