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JimR
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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..


I just ordered a les latneuses from Maurice... Should I be looking out for any particular differences?
2010-10-09 03:22
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Paul
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From: United States
Posts: 1388
iconBart:
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.


That actually belongs to my brother, and it will be making a trip to Afghanistan in the VERY near future... Godspeed on bringing it back to the States

It's a very neat little stone, though.
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Paul
"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it" - Greg Anderson
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2010-10-09 03:32
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DENNIS KELLY (DJKELLY)
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From: United States
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I second the Godspeed. EVERY flight I make an announcement giving a special welcome to our service personnel and thank them for their dedication. I'll say a prayer for your brother. Have 15 years myself.
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2010-10-09 04:53
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
Posts: 5001
iconJimR:
iconBart:

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..


I just ordered a Les Latneuses from Maurice... Should I be looking out for any particular differences?


Hi Jim, please post a few pictures when the hone arrives home in Japan. I'll comment on it when I see it. So far, the (small) variations I've encountered in Les Latneuses, were always consistent with certain visible differences, i.e. the ones with a couple of red lines at the surface have always been ultra-fast on water (compared to the typical speed on water of the average Coticule).
So, let's wait and take a look at yours first.

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)
2010-10-09 11:27
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
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Afghanistan... That's not for a business trip, is it? :scared:
Please send your brother my best wishes, Paul.

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)
2010-10-09 11:31
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JimR
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Thanks, will do.
2010-10-09 12:00
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Paul
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From: United States
Posts: 1388
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Afghanistan... That's not for a business trip, is it? :scared:
Please send your brother my best wishes, Paul.

Kind regards,
Bart.


Unfortunately, it's the worst kind of business trip... Thanks for the best wishes, though. 18 months there will be tough on him and his family. Maybe Mr. Obama will bring our boys home from there too.

Best,

Paul
Paul
"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it" - Greg Anderson
my blog- and it works again :p
2010-10-09 16:50
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Nick Fanzo (Disburden)
Posts: 335
Damn, Now I feel like I need to buy more before they go up to 500.00USD, that's Escher prices. I am glad I have one that I already like the feel of, but I may have wanted one that was less bipolar...
2010-10-28 00:18
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danjared
From: United States
Posts: 1000
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Damn, Now I feel like I need to buy more before they go up to 500.00USD, that's Escher prices. I am glad I have one that I already like the feel of, but I may have wanted one that was less bipolar...


Nah. You can't set a bevel on an Escher.
2010-10-28 00:22
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Nick Fanzo (Disburden)
Posts: 335
icondanjared:
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Damn, Now I feel like I need to buy more before they go up to 500.00USD, that's Escher prices. I am glad I have one that I already like the feel of, but I may have wanted one that was less bipolar...


Nah. You can't set a bevel on an Escher.


Damn staight! lol:thumbup:
2010-10-28 01:00
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Chris Calvé (wdwrx)
From: Canada
Posts: 703
icondanjared:

Nah. You can't set a bevel on an Escher.


ha hahaha Wanna bet?
I've done it on a Thüringer... does that count?
2010-10-28 01:06
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
Posts: 5001
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Damn, Now I feel like I need to buy more before they go up to 500.00USD, that's Escher prices. I am glad I have one that I already like the feel of, but I may have wanted one that was less bipolar...

It won't come to that. For the basic sizes, the price increase isn't that big. It's the large stones that will cost much more. There's low availability and high demand. That's probably because 8"X3" is a standard size for synthetic hones, but for razor sharpening, a wide Coticule seems more a hassle than an advantage.

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)
2010-10-28 01:07
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danjared
From: United States
Posts: 1000
iconwdwrx:
icondanjared:

Nah. You can't set a bevel on an Escher.


ha hahaha Wanna bet?
I've done it on a Thüringer... does that count?


Oh right, I forgot about that "Solgen" razor. How long did that take you anyway? (How big is your stone?)
2010-10-28 01:12
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Nick Fanzo (Disburden)
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I'm sure you can set a bevel on anything but of course time is a factor...:scared:
2010-10-28 01:17
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Nick Fanzo (Disburden)
Posts: 335
iconBart:
iconDisburden:
Damn, Now I feel like I need to buy more before they go up to 500.00USD, that's Escher prices. I am glad I have one that I already like the feel of, but I may have wanted one that was less bipolar...

It won't come to that. For the basic sizes, the price increase isn't that big. It's the large stones that will cost much more. There's low availability and high demand. That's probably because 8"X3" is a standard size for synthetic hones, but for razor sharpening, a wide Coticule seems more a hassle than an advantage.

Kind regards,
Bart.


True, mine is only 6x2 inches and I can't really see wanting anything bigger than that. My bbw is 8x3 and it's kind of a pain to balance on my palm.
2010-10-28 01:18