Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule046

layer: "La Grosse Blanche"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: irregularly shaped "bout", 19cm long, 3cm wide at one end, 2.3 cm at other end, 4.5cm at widest point
speed with slurry: moderately fast(range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water: very slow (range: very slow - slow- moderate)

feedback:
slurry:
a amazing sensation of exceptionally fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns gray over use.
water:a slight draw.

Slurry specifics: good slurry release. Slurry has a soapy texture

Sharpness level coming off slurry: + (range: + shaves my armhair barely, ++ shaves my armheir well, +++ sufficient to shave my face)
Finishing properties, water only: Mellow  (range: brisk - engaging - mellow)
Dilucot: follow standard procedure. ("improved" Dilucot gives excellent results)
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: capable of edge maintenance at earliest signs of deterioration