Coticule honing

Discussion started by pachise, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. pachise

    pachise Member

    Hi all,

    I'm looking for someone to hone a razor with a coticule. Happy to pay of course.

    Here's the story. I read all about how great coticule edges are and bought one a few months ago. I have been trying and trying to get a smooth edge but just can't seem to get there.
    I'm a new honer so don't really know what I'm looking for. I like my coticule and want to stick with it but I'd like to feel a proper coticule edge so I have some sort of standard to aim for. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated.
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  2. pachise

    pachise Member

    Photos of my coticule. If anyone knows vein etc please share.

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  3. Rami

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  4. Substance

    Substance Member

    Nice looking stone mate,
    But Sorry no Coticules in my kit yet
    @bald as uses cotis if I remember right
    Can't answer for Mark
    But On a side note that may help, I found with my shudodani when a started with it, that I got a harsh edge from it with clean water, but it smoothed out with the use of a watery self slurry on it.
    Or it could be the steel, I also run some of the harder steels through a piece of horn to remove the toothy edge after initial bevel set then start the bevel set again lighter
    I use a 30x loupe, Magnification is your friend here to see the edge
    May be worth a try
  5. pachise

    pachise Member

    Thanks for the advice. Finishing on light slurry is a good option, I'll give that a go. Really want to figure this little stone out.
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  6. bald as

    bald as Member

    I have a few different stones and a bit of knowledge with a Coticule as well.
    I use my Coti purely for finishing with light machine oil. My stone is oil "tight" and washes up with detergent and water. Velvet shave. I also have a Jnat - Kiita Kan that is brilliant and if it is a bit harsh 5 light laps on the Coti with oil gives a great finish. I have had my Coticule for 2 years and do not claim to have tamed or understood its subtle character. One lap too many and it is back to the start. While many people claim and have success with a one stone approach on a Coticule I personally have found that assigning it a definite task as a pre-finisher or a finisher works best for me. Synthetics can do the grunt work and the Coti provides the finesse. :)

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  7. pachise

    pachise Member

    I'd just like to say a public thank you to @bald as
    He very kindly gave me his phone number and shared some great tips and knowledge with me regarding honing. A true gentleman.

    Thanks mate, much appreciated
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  8. bald as

    bald as Member

    Thanks @pachise, very much enjoyed our chat.

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  9. Substance

    Substance Member

    Agreed Baldas is a great lad to chat with

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