Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule023

layer: "La Petit Blanche"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size:
irregularly sized bout: 4.5cm at one end, 3cm at the "cutaway" of the other end, 14cm long.
natural combination hone:
thickness of Coticule: 7 - 11mm / thickness of BBW: 14-18mm.
speed with slurry:
fast (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water: moderate (range: very slow - slow- moderate)
feedback:
slurry: a clear sensation of fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns gray quickly.
water:a faint sensation of very fine 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. good edge refinement.
Dilucot: follow standard procedure. Easy to reach good keenness.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: capable of reclaiming slightly dulling edges. 50 - 100 laps depending on edge condition.