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    Well, TBH, My only Coticule is an old rock. Works well on old Sheffields.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Much like hard American steel, stainless likes the uniformity and fast-cutting of synthetics.

    FME coticule and Escher have been a waste of time with them. JMO.
    I pretty much agree with you Tom. Having restored and honed more than a few Americans these past couple of years, I find the consistency of using a progression of synthetic hones on these blades to be what works the best for me. Fast and predictable. The one caveat is that I have an extremely aggressive and fast cutting Coti that I almost always use to quickly set a bevel and then the blade goes to the synthetics.

    Of course...on the Sheffield's I always finish with a Coti/ Escher combo. Works a treat on the softer steel!
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    I've been slowly experimenting with this Dovo razor, using different natural finishing stones. It's been interesting! Today I finished it on a coticule from Ardennes. Before this I finished it on two different Thuringians (a Celebrated Razor Hone and a Genuine Water Hone), and after this I have two other coticules and an Arkansas stone to try out.

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    Oh Joel! YOU are a glutton for punishment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Oh Joel! YOU are a glutton for punishment!
    Ha! Possibly.

    I'm actually trying to just get to know my stones better, and in a somewhat systematic way (taking notes, of course). I now am able to get consistently keen and comfortable edges with a synthetic progression, so the natural stones are the next step I guess.

    I kind of accumulated all these stones within a pretty short period of time, so I don't know any of them well yet (one of the coticules is a loaner from a friend). I figured I'd start with an "overview" of them all, which will hopefully give me an idea of which ones I enjoy working with or not (I already know I very much enjoy the Celebrated Razor Hone). After that I'll get more in depth with each stone.

    I find it very fun and therapeutic! Just like the rest of this crazy hobby.

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    I noticed my La Grise Coticule being extremely slow.

    I'm honing all my razors on a 1K -> 5K -> 8K -> 12K Naniwa progression and finish it off on the Suehiro 20K => then I go to my La Grise under running water and voila.

    Foolproof maxed out Coticule edges for me. I've honed 10 razors this way and get a super keen and very smooth Coticule edge much better than I could ever get before.
    Sounds like overkill and it probably is with the 20K, but it works like a charm and makes the work on my Coticule fast and easy.

    I do like my La Grise edges over my other Coticules much better in all honesty, some Coticules I just don't like that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    You fellas with your fancy hones!

    Behind in my honing. 4 across the 4/8 and 4 more in the queue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve56 View Post
    Is that a kiita Tom? Lol.
    .... Yes! Poor man's coticule as well. You just have to believe!
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    I think I need to believe harder!
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    Close your eyes, Jerry! Click your heels 3 times.......There's no place like hone, no place like hone.
    There it is!

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