Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule047

layer: "La Grise"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: nearly rectangular bout 3-2.3cm X 20cm.
speed with slurry: moderate (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water: very slow (range: very slow - slow- moderate)
feedback:
slurry: a faint sensation of very fine abrasion.
water:minimal feedback, blade glides very smoothly.
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: mellow (range: brisk - engaging - mellow)
Dilucot: follow standard procedure, but takes extra time for finishing.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touching-up: start with very thin slurry (only 1 or 2 rubs with slurry stone), finish with 60 laps on water.