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Matt
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From: Poland
Posts: 1047
Hi folks,

As some of you might have noticed, I sold one of my La Dressantes to buy a fingery coticule for more warped edges or extra selective work. And here it came today, hurray! :w00t: Sides are 179 and 171 mm long, width at one end is 21 mm at the other - 31 mm.

For those of you who fancy "guess the layer" game - there you go. I know the answer, since Maurice picked this one for me. The winners will get a virtual handshake from me. :)

Pictures are from my mobile, sorry, the batteries in my DSLR are dead - I got to buy a fresh set or rechargeables.

thanks for watching, enjoy
Matt

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DRY





WET



"Very interesting indeed :) I did something similar with cheese a while ago" - Dr Ralfson
2011-10-14 16:01
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danjared
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From: United States
Posts: 1000
La Grise? La Dressante?

I'll claim the reading from my phone handicap. PM me the answer?
2011-10-14 16:25
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Nick Fanzo (Disburden)
Posts: 335
Stupid work browser not loading pictures! :thumbdown:
2011-10-14 18:36
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Torben Pedersen (torbenbp)
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From: Denmark
Posts: 1024
It`s a Matt...it says so on the stone.

Torbs
Torben Pedersen
Moellevaenget 15 2th
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"If it works dont break it..?"
2011-10-14 19:44
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Matt
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From: Poland
Posts: 1047
It should actually say Le Matt. :D

Ok, there's a hint... It's not La Dressante. :)
"Very interesting indeed :) I did something similar with cheese a while ago" - Dr Ralfson
2011-10-14 21:19
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gary haywood (garyhaywood)
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From: United Kingdom
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is it a la grosse blanch ?
gary haywood
2011-10-14 22:03
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Matt
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From: Poland
Posts: 1047
Nope. :)
"Very interesting indeed :) I did something similar with cheese a while ago" - Dr Ralfson
2011-10-14 22:06
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
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Reminds me a bit of Vaultn°28, but the other way round.
I have no idea about the layer.

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)
2011-10-15 02:25
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Matt
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From: Poland
Posts: 1047
Okay, the winner is... well only Jared tried, and he got it, it's La Grise. :) Kudos!

I'm comparing the actual stone and the pictures, and the colour is slightly shifted towards the red, my bad. :blush: Actual colour leans a tad more toward greenish yellow.

So, how consistent is La Grise? I've searched through our forum, and found much information that these are mellow finishers, do they display much variability?

cheers,
Matt
"Very interesting indeed :) I did something similar with cheese a while ago" - Dr Ralfson
2011-10-15 12:10
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danjared
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From: United States
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Consistent in what sense? If in speed, I've found them to be all over the place.

How does yours perform?
2011-10-15 16:45
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Matt
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From: Poland
Posts: 1047
In every sense imaginable. :)

I've just done DiluCot on this coticule, really easy going (it was my first contact with it :)). HHT-3 off the stone. I can't tell if it was thanks to its narrowness alone, or this particular specimen is just so user friendly. It definitely made me realize that I have still a lot to learn with my LGB. :)

Pleasant, chalky feeling, noticeable draw, and very, very faint sense of abrasion on water only. The shave test is pending. :thumbup:

cheers,
Matt
"Very interesting indeed :) I did something similar with cheese a while ago" - Dr Ralfson
2011-10-15 18:55
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danjared
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From: United States
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iconMatt:
In every sense imaginable. :)

I've just done DiluCot on this coticule, really easy going (it was my first contact with it :)). HHT-3 off the stone. I can't tell if it was thanks to its narrowness alone, or this particular specimen is just so user friendly. It definitely made me realize that I have still a lot to learn with my LGB. :)

Pleasant, chalky feeling, noticeable draw, and very, very faint sense of abrasion on water only. The shave test is pending. :thumbup:

cheers,
Matt


Yes, I've found all the La Grises I've tried to be very easy to use. They really taught me how to listen and feel for the feedback from the stone. For example, when finishing, there is a sudden tactile change that you may notice when you're almost there and another sudden tactile change when you're basically there.

And, as you'll notice from the side cut of your stone, there is definitely plenty of visual variation through the sublayers of the vein!
2011-10-15 22:24