A coticule slurry stone for use with our coticule hones. Creating a slurry helps speed up the honing process. These are actually no.1 size coticule bouts. Sizes vary. Use the lighter coloured coticule, not the darker schist which is merely a backing.
We have a limited quantity of these Chinese 12k (12,000) grit waterstones at a very keen price. These are 'natural' stones and very hard, much harder than either the Belgian stones or the Naniwas offered elsewhere on this site.
As Naniwa now supply their stones without stands we have introduced this hone stand which is ideal for holding the new Specialty Stones but can be used for other hones also. The stand has rubber holders which reduce the chance of the hone stand slipping during use.
A natural Belgian Blue Waterstone from Ardennes Coticule, sized 150 x 40mm. This waterstone is made up of fine clay (the body of the stone) and very hard garnets which are carried in the slurry that builds up during use. Supplied in a close fitting and handsome beech box.
1k (1,000) grit stone -ideal for rapid metal removal from ragged edges, chip and 'ding' removal, and setting a new bevel to the razor's edge. The stone has good 'feel', and this grit leaves a satin finish much smoother than many comparable hones. Stand available separately.
3k (3,000) grit stone -much smoother in 'feel' to the 1k grit stone, this hone is ideal for use on blades where, although the edge may be a little rough, there is not a great deal of metal to be removed in order to restore a continuous and smooth edge. Also good at bevel setting. Stand available separately.
A natural Belgian Blue Waterstone from Ardennes Coticule, this stone is the largest Belgian Blue we stock, namely 200 x 75 mm which would typically take the full edge of a straight razor. This waterstone is made up of fine clay and very hard garnets which are carried in the slurry that builds up during use.
A natural yellow "select grade" coticule honing stone from Ardennes Coticule which is an ideal choice for anyone seeking a natural finishing stone. This high quality natural stone is very hard wearing and, with the right care, should last a lifetime.
8k (8,000) grit stone - a superb polish is easily attained with use of this stone on a 'progressively' honed edge -quite remarkable for an 8k grit. Can also be used as a slightly more aggressive hone than the 10k grit in situations where maintenance honing is being carried out and the edge is a little too rough to benefit fully from the 10k hone. Stand...
10k (10,000) grit - this hone leaves a mirror-like finish on the edge that holds good even using a 30x jeweller's loupe (if done properly of course!). A very smooth, buttery hone with plenty of 'feel', this has to be the best 10k hone I have ever used. Stand available separately.
12k (12,000) grit stone - this is the ultimate Naniwa tone for superfine edges. I have used it on many razors and it adds to an already superb finish given by the 10k stone. Ideal for quickly restoring a used edge to a degree of sharpness that is surely hard to rival. An excellent hone. Stand available separately.
A natural yellow "select grade" coticule honing stone from Ardennes Coticule which is an ideal choice for anyone seeking a natural finishing stone. This high quality natural stone is very hard wearing and, with the right care, should last a lifetime. Supplied in wooden box with slurry stone.