Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule038

layer: "La Veinette"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: nearly rectangular shaped bout, 6.2cm X 16cm.
natural combination hone: thickness of Coticule: 5-8mm / thickness of BBW: 9-12mm
speed with slurry: moderately fast (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water: slow (range: very slow - slow- moderate)
feedback:
slurry: a clear sensation of fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns gray after a few strokes.
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. fairly fast 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.