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life2short1971
From: United States
Posts: 386
Ok so I have gone back to the stone with the razor and finish water only as coticule slurries itself slowly I rinse every so often and even(10-15 strokes) and I achieve a wonderfully keen edge again as usual but not as magical as the shave with the thick mineral oil. I finish another razor as I do and acheive the same results on water finisheing and also unbelievably keen and smooth shave on the Mineral oil. The difference between these wonderfully smooth shaves and others is the razor is just as keen as it can be and BBS lasts the same long time unlike the very smooth smooth shaves I get from other stones where the BBS lasts may be 8 hours instead of 14 plus hours before any sign of growth can be detected at all. I tried to hone as smooth and lightly as I could and various other methods before trying the mineral oil.

Also I had an email into Maurice about the stone as someone else wanted the same layer stone and he said it was from the hard side of La Grise layer. I know it differs from Barts assessment as well as my own but its hard to argue with owner of the mine.I must also add he requested additional pics before he would give his assessment which I provided. Ok that is all I have and if helps some one great, but it hurts nothing to try if you want to try to get more from your stone. ;)
Scott
2011-10-26 18:16
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
Posts: 5001
It comes to show that layer determinations can be tricky. B)

Maurice does this for a living. He's the pro. If he says La Grise, than La Grise it is.

In the end, all that matters is the edge.:)

Kind regards,
Bart.
Then the light shone, trumpets sounded and I got to the other side, where men shave with smiles on their faces, razors pop hairs, and a continuous choir singing «~~Keen and Smooth~~» is heard everywhere. (Matt)
2011-10-27 00:22
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life2short1971
From: United States
Posts: 386
I couldn't agree more.:D
Scott
2011-10-27 02:19
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life2short1971
From: United States
Posts: 386
I can see why you picked La Dressante for the ID of my coticule Bart. I was sent a La Dressante(I Think) to give someone some help on using and just to see it in pictures I would think it was like mine as well and not til I am holding it and usung it can I tell it not La Grise. Still a fine stone it might even be La Veinette. It has no BBW layer so it is hard to tell as it is mostly blue. In any rate it is a fine stone but the feel is different. Just goes goes to show that identifying coticules is just a guess a good part of the time even when you have experience with them. : )
Scott
2011-11-26 05:03