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    I had a hard time keeping the razor from see-sawing on the Nortons at first. It's now harder on a cotcule that's half the width!


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    Sooner or later you're gonna need the ability to keep that narrow line on a stone. Think wavy blade.

    On that jnat - if its a good one, don't ignore it for the coti. Out of about 50 blades, there were only 2 done on the coti I couldn't improve with a jnat. Both work. 'Just takes some time & work to wring out the best from them.

    I've done most of the sharpening for the last year on a coti, usually finishing on an asagi. Sometimes going back to a coti or thuringian. Neither has been as smooth as just the asagi.

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    enjoy your coti. it is very nice looking stone. Are new coticules about 8mm think standard? my vintage is 12mm thick.

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    thanks so much everyone, It truly is an amazing stone! it is soo smooth and did such an amazing job finishing my razor yesterday. the shave was incredibly close and the edge was ever so smooth and forgiving. This coti is with me for the long run I actually found out that most cotis are sold with 8mm depth even when bought new so I guess im good for a lifetime which makes me very happy. I had a great edge from my j-nat as well but it was much much harder to use than the coti. thanks again everyone

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    Enjoy it,this was my to go stone for a while, the finishing on this stone is amazing. Is hard to find a better coticule, belive me.Thank you again. Livio
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    Hey, Sleek.

    "I had a great edge from my j-nat as well but it was much much harder to use than the coti." This seems important. Learning my asagi wasn't fast (first natural), but was much faster for me than learning the coti. It says nothing about the stones, and says alot for our own compatibility w/ a particular stone or method. There are guys that just do magic w/ a coti (I'm always jealous). For me its different, but the joy from the shave is what counts. In my efforts to conquer the Coti, I've had 4 rocks. I would probably been better off to have 2 jnats - because of that compatibility thing. If you have a natural feel for that rock - don't question it. Go with it. Maybe try some other veins and definitely spend some time on the coticule site. They're a good bunch. We can go arm in arm to the HAD poorhouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linguist View Post
    enjoy your coti. it is very nice looking stone. Are new coticules about 8mm think standard? my vintage is 12mm thick.
    There is no "standard". every vein is a different thickness, and they try to get as much out of every piece as possible. There are coticules with 4mm, and some with 24mm...

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    Noticed you are selling this one. A little surprising since you seemed to like it so much. I hope the replacement is just as good.

    I'd buy it but I need another stone like I need a hole in the head.

    Michael
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    lol. I was waiting for someone to say something....I know it is pretty odd to everyone that I am selling it but I have purchased a new coticule that is a little longer which I really wanted. Plus it is one of the nicest I have seen in quite a while...you can check it out here: 7x2 Natural combination coticule w/slurry stone in handmade box. | eBay

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    wait until you get your new coti before you decide to sell the old one. just my thought.

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