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    I recently bought this hone and would like to have an experts opinion to whether it is a coticule; and if so what type please ?
    The lines are not cracks but appear to be some other material in the stone !
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    Definately a natural combo coticule, as to what type no clue!

    The lines are manganese i think and should not affect the stone at all.
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    You made a very nice find there. Coticules have a substantial following who swear by them. Enjoy the learning process. There are plenty of articles on proper use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckypip View Post
    Any comments welcomed
    You got it for a nice price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscroft View Post
    You got it for a nice price
    Yes, very pleased !

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    Nice combo. I do not think that those lines are manganese they are in my opinion more cracks/fissures which would not give you too much bother. Test it and you should see straight away.
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    I think Stefan is correct - not manganese lines.

    A very nice score, well done!

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    yes, those are small cracks. Manganese is usually black.
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    Many thanks Guys, you experts are probably correct about them being cracks ; but it does not appear to affect the overall smoothness when being used !
    In fact I cannot even feel them with a nail, so still very happy.
    Just got to learn to use it properly !!

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    Just finished honing two razors and found the coticule great, really popping hairs before finishing on a Charnley.
    Very,very pleased as this is the first time honing to shave ready !
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