Questions often asked
- How does a Belgian Blue Whetstone compare to a Coticule? (a story about garnets)
- I have read somewhere that not all Coticules are equally suitable for razor honing. Is this true?
- Is there a difference between "Vintage" Coticules and recently mined ones?
- Are there any coticules that are completely unusable for razor sharpening?
- What size Coticule should I buy to hone razors?
- Do I really need a Coticule for sharpening a straight razor?
- How often do I need to "lap" my Coticule?
- What's the deal on "Kosher" Coticules? Do they really perform better than the rest of them?
- What's the "grit" rating of a Coticule hone?
- What is pre-dulling a razor? What is the purpose of it?
- How can I repair a nicked leather strop?
- How can I repair a Coticule?