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Torben Pedersen (torbenbp)
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From: Denmark
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Great stuff Bart..

Sometimes I just, feel we are going slightly overboard in our small and cosy hobby, and at times we need to see things from a different perspective. Off topic off course,my bad ;-)
Back on track..

Kind regards
Torbs
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2010-09-16 21:59
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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
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iconBart:


La Petite Blanche an La Veinette are very consistent in properties. The "Les Latneuses" layer shows a bit more variation, but if I ever needed to commit to one single Coticule, it would be a Les Latneuses. Any Les Latneuses...:)

Kind regards,
Bart.


Word there sir Bart :thumbup:
I own all 3 of these layers (as you know) and my favourite to hone on is the Latneuses, mine is a little shorter than I would like (ooer!!) however it rocks! (sic) the jury is out on my favourite to shave with, its either one of the other 2.

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Ralfson (Dr)
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2010-09-16 23:14
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gary haywood (garyhaywood)
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From: United Kingdom
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latneusues is my go to hone as its the main one i have. the hybrid side i use and i love it. which side are you using ralf?
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2010-09-17 08:30
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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
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I use the creamy side, right through from setting the bevel to finishing, but I find the shaves a little crispy, so then I have been flipping it over to the hybrid, and finishing with a couple of sets of half strokes on water and 60 or so regular X strokes, sometimes I just give it 30 or so on water using my Petite Blanche instead, either way I prefer not to shave straight off the creamy side, as you know I shave every day and ATG under the chin, and top lip get a little sore if I just finish on the creamy side.

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2010-09-17 10:17
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Matt
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From: Poland
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icontat2Ralfy:
(...)finishing with a couple of sets of half strokes on water and 60 or so regular X strokes(...)


Hmm, interesting, I dunno why I thought finishing goes only with X-strokes? Offtopic, I know, sorry.

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Matt
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2010-09-17 10:40
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Paul
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From: United States
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Ralfy,

I'm with you on my Les Latneuses. The creamy side is a touch brisk, but the hybrid side leaves an engaging edge that is really nice. Both are good, and I can shave daily with them both; however, in my part of Louisiana, the humidity leaves me preferring engaging or mellow edge for the summer, but spring and fall, that brisk side would be nice I think.

La Petitte Blanch or BBW for my mellow winter edges :thumbup:
Paul
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2010-09-17 14:43
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gary haywood (garyhaywood)
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my cream side leaves a smooth but more crisp edge which i quite like .The hybrid side leaves a defanat mellow edge. also cuts fairly well i'd say quikish cutter while cream side cuts very fast especialy with some pressure.perfect all round hone.
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2010-09-17 19:28
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urmas
From: Estonia
Posts: 205
iconBart:
The "Les Latneuses" layer shows a bit more variation, but if I ever needed to commit to one single Coticule, it would be a Les Latneuses. Any Les Latneuses...:)


Hi Bart,

This is very interesting... if I may ask, why you prefer a Les Latneuses?

Regards,
Urmas
2010-09-17 20:59
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Woodash
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iconurmas:
iconBart:
The "Les Latneuses" layer shows a bit more variation, but if I ever needed to commit to one single Coticule, it would be a Les Latneuses. Any Les Latneuses...:)


Hi Bart,

This is very interesting... if I may ask, why you prefer a Les Latneuses?

Regards,
Urmas

Yes - I was wondering that myself. Why would you pick any Les Latneuses if they show more variation than the others?
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2010-09-17 21:53
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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
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iconrichmondesi:
Ralfy,

I'm with you on my Les Latneuses. The creamy side is a touch brisk, but the hybrid side leaves an engaging edge that is really nice. Both are good, and I can shave daily with them both; however, in my part of Louisiana, the humidity leaves me preferring engaging or mellow edge for the summer, but spring and fall, that brisk side would be nice I think.

La Petitte Blanch or BBW for my mellow winter edges :thumbup:


Paul + Matt
I just shaved with one of my favourite razors, a Metropol anyway I rehoned it yesterday, did a full dilocut on the creamy side of my Burton series, then 2 lots of 30 half strokes and 60 X strokes with water on the hybrid side, 60/60 canvas and leather, the shave was delightful! so good in fact that as I cleared away my shave gear, and chose tomorrow's set up (Yes I am that Geeky) I was very very tempted to just keep the same razor out, honestly I could shave with an edge finished on the hybrid side twice a day, every day and face would just feel soft, I love it! :thumbup:

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2010-09-18 00:22
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
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iconWoodash:
iconurmas:
iconBart:
The "Les Latneuses" layer shows a bit more variation, but if I ever needed to commit to one single Coticule, it would be a Les Latneuses. Any Les Latneuses...:)


Hi Bart,

This is very interesting... if I may ask, why you prefer a Les Latneuses?

Regards,
Urmas

Yes - I was wondering that myself. Why would you pick any Les Latneuses if they show more variation than the others?

Because they have the most character and are the most fun to use. They're always very fast to very very fast on slurry. And on water they vary from moderate to fast. (Note that my speed estimates on water do not correlate to the scale of my estimates on slurry)

La Petite Blanche and La Veinette are, each on their own, more constant in properties, and both have a distinct feel, that's always the same. I have no doubt, that a blind person could learn to recognize any of the 3 mentioned layers, only by their feedback. I love the feedback of a Les Latneuses.

But... give me the right La Dressante... hmm.....
;)

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)
2010-09-18 22:50
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caleb duncan (mrmaroon)
From: United States
Posts: 455
Damn, this is dissapointing, but also very understandable. Its a good thing I went wild with my BBQ money and bought 6 more coticules :lol:

It looks to me as if consumers will start buying more Bouts. The prices for them didn't change much and I'm pretty sure ive read that ardennes has more of them than square hones. I own a bout 9 and it works just as well as my 8x2 or 1.5x7". I like the look of bouts a little more anyways.
2010-09-27 02:02
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Wim Decraene (decraew)
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From: Belgium
Posts: 447
iconBart:
The "Les Latneuses" layer shows a bit more variation, but if I ever needed to commit to one single Coticule, it would be a Les Latneuses. Any Les Latneuses...:)

Kind regards,
Bart.


Bart, would you still say that after this weekend ? I mean, we looked at a new batch of Les Latneuses and they were clearly slower than the smaller ones I used (and bought).
2010-09-27 10:04
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DENNIS KELLY (DJKELLY)
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From: United States
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Bart, which one are you using in the video? Now I am beginning to understand why I can't get near your speed even after I have really speeded up my x strokes by not lifting the spine off the stone.
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2010-09-27 15:49
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
Posts: 5001
icondecraew:
iconBart:
The "Les Latneuses" layer shows a bit more variation, but if I ever needed to commit to one single Coticule, it would be a Les Latneuses. Any Les Latneuses...:)

Kind regards,
Bart.


Bart, would you still say that after this weekend ? I mean, we looked at a new batch of Les Latneuses and they were clearly slower than the smaller ones I used (and bought).

Can't say. I'm not going to make solid statements about Coticules that I briefly rubbed a razor over at a moment that every one was asking me to rub razors over Coticules :rolleyes:
But you are right. The current Les Latneuses harvest was different than the ones I've fully tested so far. My first impression, they made me more think of La Nouvelle Veine than of Les Latneuses. Only later I looked at the sides, and spotted that they even caried the faint blue streaks that are so typical for La Nouvelle Veine. I wish I could have spoken with Maurice about that, but also he was far too busy at that moment. I'll talk to him later about it. Regardless of all these impressions, there is no doubt that these hones were excellent.

iconDJKELLY:
Bart, which one are you using in the video? Now I am beginning to understand why I can't get near your speed even after I have really speeded up my x strokes by not lifting the spine off the stone.

In the Dilucot video, you see mee using a La Grosse Blanche, Vault n°46 actually (now owned by Paul, if I'm not mistaken). Speed of a stone does not matter much for the dilution phase. It primarily influences how quick you can do bevel correction with one.
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)
2010-09-27 23:52