Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule021

layer: "La Grosse Jaune"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: Irregularly shaped bout: 2cm at one end, 3,5 cm at the other end,  20cm long.
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 mixed with an apparent draw, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns gray soon after the first laps.
water:a nice comfortable 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 extra 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. 30-50 aps depending on edge condition.

Additonal remark: this Coticule excels while finishing on water, due to a unique draw that invites to perform perfectly balanced honing strokes, even on this narrow specimen, which is advantageous for honing curved edges.