05-13-2014, 12:13 PM
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I have a lot of experience honing a variety of blades: different grinds, steel types, sizes... But improbably, over time I have found that a Chinese Water Hone is giving me the best results. I am completely stumped as to why exactly, but in terms of HHT, my water hone matches my Gokumyo 20k, but feels MUCH smoother on the face. I'm intrigued and want to explore more naturals.

Rather than start going nuts on finishers, I'd like to pick up a coticule, since it seems like these are just so prevalent, beloved and effective - it seems like they can do almost anything. The only catch is, I have no idea what I should be looking for in a coticule. I know that I should stick with "select" grade, a slurry stone is a good idea to have, and based on my personal preferences, a 150mm x 50mm would be fine, although a touch longer might be nice too.

So what should I look for in a coticule? Where should I purchase? I've seen them on SRD, Royal Shave, the Superior Shave, and all look nice, are priced similarly. Superior Shave has a 175mm x 50mm which seems like a great size, but heck, I'll go with the wisdom of others who have more experience!

Thanks much!

Travis

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 05-13-2014, 10:26 PM
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Or you could buy directly from Maurice at the mine in Belgium
http://www.ardennes-coticule.be/en/

a lot of information about coticules can be found on the Belgian forum:
http://coticule.be/

Good luck with your search

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 05-14-2014, 12:24 PM
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(05-13-2014, 10:26 PM)Snuff Wrote: Or you could buy directly from Maurice at the mine in Belgium
http://www.ardennes-coticule.be/en/

a lot of information about coticules can be found on the Belgian forum:
http://coticule.be/

Good luck with your search

Every time I've tried to go to the Ardennes page directly there is a message that the shop is not available for my country. I suspect there is some kind of exclusive vendor deal at play for the US.

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