Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule040

layer: "La Dressante"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: irregularly shaped "bout" 14.5cm long, 5cm at widest side, 2cm at narrowest side.
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 dark gray quickly.
water: faint sensation of very fine abrasion.
Slurry specifics: good slurry release.
Sharpness level coming off slurry: ++ (range: + shaves my arm hair barely, ++ shaves my arm hair well, +++ sufficient to shave my face)
Finishing properties, water only: Brisk  (range: brisk - engaging - mellow)
Dilucot: follow standard procedure.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: Excellent due to edge refinement on water.