06-24-2012, 03:08 PM
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Yesterday while out and about I came across a very nice coti at a local antique shop. This is a first for me and to say I was excited is an understatement. Gave it a go and it seems to be a very hard stone. It didn't bring up any slurry when I did 2 sets of 30 half strokes and 100 x strokes.

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 06-24-2012, 03:42 PM
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Nice looking Coti for sure.

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 06-24-2012, 08:15 PM
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  • greyhawk
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That's pretty amazing. What size is it, and is it glued or a natural combo?
Any guesses on the layer based on the performance, or does it look like a vintage?

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 06-24-2012, 08:56 PM
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Rick that is a very beautiful hone. I have no idea as to what vein it is, but if I had to guess I would think it would be pretty fast on slurry.

It's certainly nice size too!

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 06-25-2012, 02:27 AM
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I haven't yet tried it with a full diluticot but I did a touch up on a razor with it. With the touch up I did 2 sets of 30 half strokes and 100 x strokes. It didn't release one drop of slurry. It feels like a very hard stone.

The shave off it was pretty darn nice, that's for sure. The edge was smooth but still pretty keen.

I sent an email out to Ardennes to see if they could shed any light as to what layer it came from. My guess is that it a vintage rock.

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 06-25-2012, 02:33 AM
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(06-25-2012, 02:27 AM)Wid Wrote: I sent an email out to Ardennes to see if they could shed any light as to what layer it came from. My guess is that it a vintage rock.

If theres anyone who could help you, its Maurice from Ardennes.

The strange thing is most of the vintage coticules are just kind of creamy colored. I've seen a few odd ones over the years, but nothing like yours. If it was in an antique store than it is most certainly vintage, but just unusual for modern cotis and very unusual for a vintage one

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 06-25-2012, 03:54 AM
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Nice pick up, Wid. I've never seen a razor hone in an antique store, so congrats!

It does look like a vintage stone, in which case you're not going to get a positive vein identification.

I've had a few vintage coticules pass through my hands, and they're usually hard and fast on slurry. Also they tend to put keen edges on the blades.

I think that's just what they looked for in a coticule at that time.

Lovely looking hone.

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 06-25-2012, 09:35 AM
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  • oscar11
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I picked this one up for $7.50 at an antique store too. No idea what vein but it's a sweet stone (glued). It's pink or salmon colored and a fine finisher. Now if I could find a Escher for $7 to $8 I'd be happy.
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 06-25-2012, 02:18 PM
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Did a full diluticot with this stone today, 6/8 Wacker. Got the bevel set pretty darn quick, about the same as my La Veinette. This stone gives a very keen edge.

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