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    I've looked at them before . I've noticed people have mixed feelings about them

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    Escher/Thuringian/coticule: everyone has their own preference.

    Most users attribute this to grit size: coti being 10K?, Escher maybe even 12K?

    I recently found that the hardness of a hone also plays a role. A couple of razors that I could not get sharp on any of the above I tried on a no name hone I once got from an anatomy lab. gives great results.

    The stone is very soft, it creates its own slurry when used with oil but not with water. Edges of my TI Silverwing and Torrey vastly improved. As I did not understand it I took my mike and found microchipping to be the problem.

    IMHO we focus too much on grit size and too little on other factors.


    So if you have problems with edges try a softer stone. IIRC you can actually ask for a soft stone at Ardennes coticule.
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr.

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    i have the new silver wing and i found it , should i say not as smooth as i expected. I used some TI rasoir and it transformed the ti to a very smooth shaver. Since then i have had a couple of new coticules from bart . And i can get the same smoothness of my La grosse jaune as it leaves a very smooth edge and refines with just water , some coticules are very slow with water this one has like stroping sound as i'm honing on water, a kind of draw. Also i can get a very good edge coming of slurry, some coticules realy dull the dge with slurry. So they all vary untill you no what there advantages are and disadvantages , they do take some getting to no. once you get a good one that works for you keep on to it.

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