Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule031

layer: "Les Latneuses"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: rectangular hone, 5cm X 15cm.
natural TWIN hone: thickness of fine Coticule: 7-10mm / thickness of hybrid Coticule: 4-7mm

speed with slurry: very 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 yet

feedback:
slurry: a clear sensation of very fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns black quickly.
slurry on hybrid side: feels slightly less abrasive, slurry slowly turns gray, later black
water:a very faint sensation of abrasion. Slight draw.
Slurry specifics: good slurry release on both sides. Hybrid side a bit harder.

Sharpness level coming off slurry: ++ (range: + shaves my armhair barely, ++ shaves my armheir well, +++ sufficient to shave my face)
Sharpness level coming off slurry on hybrid side: +++ (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.