Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule024

layer: "La Nouvelle Veine"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: 5cm X 15cm, rectangular hone.
natural combination hone
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 modest sensation of very fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns gray slowly.
water:a very faint sensation of the finest abrasion. a 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 highly smoothed edge.
Dilucot: follow standard procedure. Take your time diluting.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: capable of reclaiming slightly dulling edges. 60 -100 laps depending on edge condition.

Additional remark: a "nec plus ultra" finisher. It will work as sole hone, if you give it time. But it's truly at its best as a finisher, for instance after a very fast and easy, slightly crispier Coticule. Or as finisher in a multiple hones progression.