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265123 Gregory Hahn <greghahn@s...> 2018‑02‑13 Coticule is one-sided
Gathered Galoots:
Last week's discussion of Belgian Coticule stones didn't really answer Ed's
question about which side was harder/finer. Because of the topic, I was alerted
to the presence of one at an estate sale, bought it, and have been researching
the stone's many qualities. I may be stating what everyone already knows, but to
quote Obi-Wan and Yoda: "Stay away from the Dark side." The cream colored side
is the only surface meant to be used in honing, the dark side is just there to
support the fragile/brittle Coticule and is no better at sharpening an edge than
any flat rock you pick up out of the dirt. Hope this was informative, and that I
haven't made myself a laughingstock with a warning everyone already knew.
-Greg

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