There are also pink colored Coticules with lighter yellow lines and spots. Has a creamy yellow polishing paste. Usually a combination stone with a hybrid layer.
There are sometimes blue hair lines that run parallel to the Coticule layer, this layer is fast with slurry. The other side has much less of this blue hairlines and is very fast with slurry. The polishing rate with water of Les Latneuses varies in the layer. The hybrid side has a moderate speed with slurry and another side has a feedback that is commonly described to as "magnetic" when used with water.The Les Latneuses vein consists of three different layers Coticule. One layer of the vein is a very fast yellow Coticule hone which is normally associated with the vein. Another layer of the vein is another yellow Coticule layer that is fast enough, but slower than the first yellow Coticule layer. Between these two layers yellow lies the hybrid layer, which looks like marble.
The hybrid layer was so named because it was believed that it was a mixture of BBW and yellow Coticule. But the hybrid layer is a mixture of chlorite and quartz.
The quartz particles are small. Using such stone to sharpen your blade will guarantee you a fast optimum result that will last for many many shaves (as long as the geometry of the blade is perfect). This coticule produce the famous velvet skin-friendly Coticule edge Grit: between 800 and 16,000 depending on the slurry (again best to be used for a final touch up) Contains: high number of very fine garnets Density: very packed high density coticule. General Information on Belgian Coticule.
This natural stone has an approximate grit of 8000 (Japanese system). As it is a natural stone this changes from one stone to another. This value is purely given as information.
The Coticule is often compared to a 8000 grit whetstone, using the Japanese grit system, but it must be borne in mind that it is a natural product, and therefore no one stone is 100% identical to another. The extraction and production of the Coticule in the Belgian Ardennes dates back to the 17th century. The stone needs to be extracted meticulously and mostly without using machinery. This extraction is very time-consuming, labor-intensive and expensive work that can only occur a few months per year, due to the influence of all kinds of weather conditions. The production is 100% traditional and makes every stone a unique item.Coticule consists of 30 to 42% garnet crystals bonded together with mica. These garnets are what give the Coticule its exceptional sharpening characteristics. Use only water when sharpening , not oil. Sharpening with a Coticule: The sharpening always uses water. All that is required is to wet the Coticule surface; there is no need to immerse the stone. During sharpening, garnets are released from the Coticule surface. The more garnets are released, the more abrasive the grinding compound become.
A razor sharpened with a Coticule does not damage the skin during shaving. The garnets do not leave any tiny burrs on the blade , which is unique to Coticule.
This means that there is no chance of skin irritation. The Coticule gives a razor-sharp blade and unrivaled comfort during shaving. Ardennes-Coticule is the only producer of the famous Coticule and Belgian Blue Whetstone (BBW) as well as the double-sided whetstone: La Pyrénées. Ardennes-Coticule, founded in 1998, is carrying on the business activities started by the first owner, Burton, in 1865. Recently Ardennes-Coticule received the'Handmade in Belgium'-label.
This means all of our whetstones are. 100% handmade - Formed by hand and therefore unique individuals. The sharpening always uses water. The more garnets are released, the more abrasive the grinding compound becomes. A frequently-used method for increasing abrasiveness is to use a rubbing stone (= Bout n° 1) to produce a grinding compound with a high garnet content on the Coticule surface.This is done by rubbing the Coticule surface of the rubbing stone over the Coticule surface of the whetstone. The milky white grinding compound does not take long to appear. For the fine honing, the grinding compound is diluted in a number of stages with a small amount of water until finally there is only water on the surface. This method, combined with the versatility of the Coticule, means that only one whetstone is needed for the entire sharpening process. Coticule is a non-porous stone and cannot become clogged. Use only water when sharpening, not oil. Oil is only used with porous stones to prevent iron particles remaining stuck in the pores. Flattening: Place a piece of sandpaper on a flat surface. Put some water on it and rub the stone flat.
Use sandpaper with grain +/- 80 to 100 micron. Working life of stone: The working life depends on the use. The more intensive the use, the faster the stone will be worn away. Generally speaking, our whetstones last 20 years in normal use. All that is required is to wet the BBW surface; there is no need to immerse the stone.
During the sharpening, garnets are released from the BBW surface. A frequently-used method for increasing abrasiveness is to use a rubbing stone to produce a grinding compound with a high garnet content on the whetstone surface. This is done by rubbing the rubbing stone over the surface of the whetstone. The bluish purple grinding compound does not take long to appear.This method, combined with the versatility of the BBW, means that only one whetstone is needed for the entire sharpening process. BBW is a non-porous stone and cannot become clogged. French: Ancien Rasoir, Barbier Razor. Italian: Rasoio a mano libera, Rasoio da barba.
The item "Vintage Rare Belgian Coticule Les Latneuses Hybrid XL Bout Straight Razor Hone" is in sale since Wednesday, January 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Bellezza e salute\Depilazione e rasatura\Rasoi a mano libera". The seller is "artisanshaving2" and is located in Firenze, FI. This item can be shipped worldwide.