These stones hail from Belgium; they owe their sharpening prowess to tiny Spessartine Garnets. Raising slurry with a smaller piece of Coticule enhances their sharpening capabilities and diluting that slurry slowly allows for methodical edge refinement.

Coticules are favored straight razor hones for a variety of reasons; the two I think are most important are:

1.) The resulting edges are keen, comfortable, smooth and long lasting.

2.) Overhoning on a Coti is virtually impossible. 

© Keith V Johnson 2014 - 2015