06-18-2013, 06:13 PM
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Is there a coticule love thread here? If not let's make one. Show me what you got!

Here's my one and only keeper.

Natural combo La Vienette 6x2

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 06-19-2013, 09:22 PM
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Ohh I love that stone. La Veinette is one of my favorites Matt.

Here are the mine. I have had many but these are what I have reduced my selection to.
The first is a La Petite Blanche and the other two are very hard and fine vintage stones.
All three are fast on slurry and moderate on water while finishing very well.

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 06-20-2013, 07:57 PM
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That LPB is a beauty Scott.


Sent from the Wall via raven

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 06-08-2014, 10:48 AM
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  • gijames
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Here is a new coticule I picked up from The Superior Shave -

La Grise #10 bout (hard)

   

It is taking me some time to get used to how to get this stone to work with my Thiers Issard 11/16" razor.

I have the bevel set, but I cannot for the life of me get it to pass a HHT.

The stone itself is a beauty Biggrin

I just need more practice with it Blush

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 11-15-2014, 03:09 PM
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This is my La Grise natural combo

[Image: XuAXgcw.jpg] [Image: VQZ0eS0.jpg]

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 11-15-2014, 11:55 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
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Nice stones guys. I have always wanted to pic one of these up... Maybe one day.

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 11-16-2014, 07:24 AM
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Sweet stones! I hope to pick one up soon.

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 11-16-2014, 07:45 AM
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  • gijames
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(11-15-2014, 03:09 PM)ShaveWares Wrote: This is my La Grise natural combo

[Image: XuAXgcw.jpg] [Image: VQZ0eS0.jpg]

Lovely!

Let us know if you can achieve a successful HHT from it, and if so, how!

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 11-16-2014, 03:34 PM
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(11-16-2014, 07:45 AM)gijames Wrote:
(11-15-2014, 03:09 PM)ShaveWares Wrote: This is my La Grise natural combo

[Image: XuAXgcw.jpg] [Image: VQZ0eS0.jpg]

Lovely!

Let us know if you can achieve a successful HHT from it, and if so, how!

Are you struggling with your la grise?

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 11-16-2014, 05:09 PM
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  • geezer
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A few found in the wild and they are good ones:
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All are too old to have names.
A good place to start to learn the Coticules is:
http://www.coticule.be/CSA.html
The site has been closed to new members for some years but the archives are open.
~Richard

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 11-16-2014, 07:18 PM
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  • gijames
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(11-16-2014, 03:34 PM)ShaveWares Wrote: Are you struggling with your la grise?


Just as far as getting a HHT

I have been using it in my 5-6k range. .. just after my 3k Naniwa and before my 8k Naniwa

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 11-16-2014, 08:20 PM
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Glad someone brought this up from the depths. I stupidly sold that on in the first post and miss it dearly.

Here's a quick pic of my coticule drawer from my tool chest. The one on the left on top of the other stones is the hardest coticule I have ever owned. I had to roll the edges after it was lapped on a belt sander.

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 11-16-2014, 10:28 PM
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(11-16-2014, 08:20 PM)hig789 Wrote: Glad someone brought this up from the depths. I stupidly sold that on in the first post and miss it dearly.

Here's a quick pic of my coticule drawer from my tool chest. The one on the left on top of the other stones is the hardest coticule I have ever owned. I had to roll the edges after it was lapped on a belt sander.

[Image: c3fac35b929c814614b315706020772b.jpg]

I tried sending you a pm. I wanted to ask if you would like to do a trade of one of those coticules?

(06-18-2013, 06:13 PM)hig789 Wrote: Is there a coticule love thread here? If not let's make one. Show me what you got!

Here's my one and only keeper.

Natural combo La Vienette 6x2

[Image: ff1f320e4a390d59657ca841617542f1_zpsc016bfea.jpg]

That's a lovely rock you got there. Is that a vintage case?

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 11-17-2014, 06:36 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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I'm learning on these lovely coti...So far using them to really just touch up my straights with H2O only. I've been trying to hone using the unicot method, and know patience is a virtue to achieve the best possible results...I feel I have a lot farther to go, and more to learn about these noticeably different stones.

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 11-26-2014, 06:09 PM
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From top to bottom (which I just realized also happens to be the hardest to softest):
- la dressante (on slate)
- la grosse blanche (on slate)
- la petite blanche (natural combo)
- vintage (natural combo)

Not matter which other natural hones I try, I always end up coming back to my coticules. (Had a couple j-nats that were in VERY close running with them, but something in their mud always caused my wife to sneeze uncontrollably, even when she was several rooms away -- so I sold 'em. Thank goodness coticules don't have the same effect on her.)

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 11-27-2014, 04:44 PM
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That la dressante is awesome. Sweet collection man.

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 11-27-2014, 08:25 PM
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(11-27-2014, 04:44 PM)hig789 Wrote: That la dressante is awesome. Sweet collection man.

Thanks.

The dressante is my favorite. But I've only had the la grosse blanche for a about two weeks... just finally had the opportunity to run a few razors across it yesterday... and won't get the chance to shave with one of them until Sunday, so, who knows what the order of preference will be come next week.

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