Hones waiting to be sold at Ardennes Coticule

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layer: "Les Latneuses"
extracted: Coticule Quarry at Ol Preu.
size: rectangular hone, 5cm X 15cm, misses a very smal triangle at one corner (see picture).
natural TWIN hone: thickness of Coticule: approx. 10mm / thickness of hybrid Coticule: approx. 5mm

speed with slurry: very fast (range: very slow - slow - moderate - moderately fast - fast - very fast)
speed with water: moderate (range: very slow - slow- moderate)

hybrid side, speed with slurry: moderately fast
hybrid side, speed with water: slow

slurry: a clear sensation of very fine abrasion, typical sound of "sharpening steel" Slurry turns black quickly.
slurry on hybrid side: feels less abrasive, slurry turns gray after a few laps.
water: a very faint sensation of abrasion. Slight draw. water turns black after a while
water on hybrid side: same sensation but a bit less draw. considerably slower

Slurry specifics: good slurry release on both sides. Hybrid side is harder.

Sharpness level coming off slurry: ++ (range: + shaves my armhair barely, ++ shaves my armheir well, +++ sufficient to shave my face)
Sharpness level coming off slurry on hybrid side: +++ (range: + shaves my armhair barely, ++ shaves my armheir well, +++ sufficient to shave my face)

Finishing properties, water only: excellent. hone leaves very smooth edge. very slow edge refinement.
Dilucot: follow standard procedure.
Unicot: follow standard procedure.
Touch-up hone, use with water: capable of reclaiming slightly dulling edges. 30 -60 laps depending on edge condition.

Additional remark: both sides qualify as perfect Coticules. Hybrid side is a bit slower, but easily reaches high keenness.