Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule049

layer: "La Petite Blanche" (special sublayer)
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: nearly rectangular shaped bout, 5.5cm X 35cm. (!)
natural combination hone: thickness of Coticule: 0-7mm / thickness of BBW: 11-16mm
speed with slurry: moderately 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  abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns gray after a few strokes.
water:a very faint sensation of abrasion, no draw.
Slurry specifics: good slurry release. slurry appears white, with only a very minor pink hue.
Sharpness level coming off slurry: ++ (range: + shaves my armhair barely, ++ shaves my armheir well, +++ sufficient to shave my face)
Finishing properties, water only: Engaging  (range: brisk - engaging - mellow).
Dilucot: follow standard procedure.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: excellent, due to good edge refinement with water only.

Extra remark: BBW side of premium quality, with acceptable speed and +++ keenness limit on slurry.