Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule
 

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Coticule051

layer: "Les Latneuses"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: rectangular hone, 5cm X 15cm.
natural TWIN Coticule hone: Creamy side (pictured): 6-10mm, Hybrid side: 7-11mm

Creamy side:

speed with slurry: very fast (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water: moderate (range: very slow - slow- moderate) Among the fastest ever tested!

feedback:
slurry: a clear sensation of very fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns black quickly.water: a very faint sensation of abrasion. Slight draw. water turns black after a while

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: Engaging (range: brisk - engaging - mellow)
Dilucot: follow standard procedure. Edge develops rapidy and easily.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: excellent, due to good edge refinement with water only.

 

Hybrid side:

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 modest sensation of very fine abrasion, faint sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns gray while honing.
water: a smooth glass-like sensation wiht slight draw.

Slurry specifics: good slurry release, may demand some extra work compared to the creamy side.

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. Edge develops rapidy and easily.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.