I'm all about the Arkansas stones for balance of comfort and sharpness and my new 6"x2" butterscotch is the perfect size to use. I'm going to keep experimenting with the coticules and I find my coticule/CBN hybrid edges to be on par with my Ark edges they are just more finicky to achieve. It's kind of a toss up on time. Tortoise and hare kind of thing. I'm doing Shapton Glass 2-4-8 for most of the work. The finishers are just icing on the cake so my real MVP stone is the Glass 2k. No. And my honing of bellied hollows has improved drastically. My edges sing like crazy and have no issues doing actual shaving activities. I think it must be a hair consistency thing. I just use the same little pair of Tweezerman scissors and electric trimmer that I've used for years when I need to pare back a bit or knock down some wild ones.