La Vienette 

La Vienette 1

Custom-Cut La Vienette Coticule 

I’ve owned many Coticules, and this is one of the best I’ve experienced so far. After having many many bouts and rectangles – I decided that I’d really like a stone about 3” wide and 5” long. I sent an inquiry to Ardennes, and the owner of the quarry custom-cut this one for me. 

After trying many Coti-honing techniques and what-have-you, I’ve settled into my own style and I have a certain cadence and rhythm that I find the 3x5” dimension to be perfect for. Hand-held or on the bench – I love the size of this stone, the weight and balance is perfect in my hand, and the extra width just seems right to me. 

This is a nice hard and uber-fine razor hone to work with. On slurry the speed is good but it’s not really fast and I prefer stones like that. On water it’s slower and that’s another preference of mine.  The 1st edge off this stone was very keen and the polish on the bevel was remarkably brilliant. 

Approx. Dimensions: 4.8 x 2.9  122 x 76 mm

Coticule Layer: 0.4” / 10 mm 

Weight: 18.9 oz / 532 g

© Keith V Johnson 2014 - 2018