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    Coticule

    So i got my self huge Coticule Natural combo for knifes

    I have 4 of small Cticules for razors and i think they are fantastik stones.
    They are not cheap and in that size with Natural combo they are Rare.

    So why i think that they are so fantastik ?

    Its because they are made of garnish that is as hard as diamonds if not harder. And you can get them in all different hardnes like Jnats.

    They are super super fast for they fines. They do not brake in grits like synthetic or Jnats do ! The more mud they make the faster they cut.
    they dont care what steel it is PM, SS, Carbon it dose not mader for them they just eat steel like crazy
    That makes them perfect for pro users !

    Razor users clames that these stones do not make burr at all, I have tested it on knifes and i can say burr is very very minimum in these stones. The mud in front of the edge supost to eat steel so aggressive that burr shod not be formed at all.

    They are splash and go stones what i like very much !

    Blue side or purple is slower then yellow side and bit coarser, so approx. 4k for purple and 8 k for yellow
    Yellow side contains more garnish thats why its faster.

    But like i sad they are super expensive and maybe you can be lucky and get one to super price on ebay.

    There are many many Vains and brands of Coticule the only one mine that still exist and sells them is Ardennes, but there was many more in old times.

    They are very interesting stones !

    Here i made little video with Coticule and Kasumi finish



    Here is one of my razor Coticules



    And here is my colection of them

    They are all from different vains


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
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    Coticules are very cool stones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    Coticules are very cool stones.
    +1. I try not to use mine too much so I don't "waste" it, haha.

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    My only coticule is from my grandfather and I love it. I need another so I can reduce the wear on the heirloom.

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    These stones seem to resist loading pretty well. Can you comment on that, Maksim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoughy View Post
    These stones seem to resist loading pretty well. Can you comment on that, Maksim?
    They are naturals they do not lad what soever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    They are naturals they do not lad what soever.
    +1 Coticule is a fairly hard stone, as well. It is easy to get faceting if it matters to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoughy View Post
    These stones seem to resist loading pretty well. Can you comment on that, Maksim?
    Yep they are Naturals so the dose not load !

    Maurice form Ardennes told me that coticules can be in every hardnes he have some that is so soft so he can scratch surface out with a nail.

    BBW (blue coticule) that what he recommends for knifes, but the one i got is to hard for knifes and need to use nagura every time.

    Maybe next time i ask for soft BBW it will be very good replacement for Aoto.

    And they are cheaper too !

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    Maksim, can you post some pictures of the finish? It looked pretty good from what I could tell in the video. Maybe I'll have to give coticules another try.

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