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BBW advice

du212

Member
I have a 200mm x 50mm coticule+slate, and a 130mm x 30mm coticule+BBW. Tomorrow I go to visit a spanish vendor of Ardennes coticule, and I thought that a 200mm x 60mm BBW could be a great addition because I like the natural stones and furthermore the belgian stones. Could you give a piece of advice about the size of the stone? :thumbup:
 

tat2Ralfy

Well-Known Member
For me the size of stone you have is fine, unless you have a real need for another Coticule, I would not bother with the larger stone, they hurt your holding hand when honing, and are sometimes a little clumsy for smiling or warped blades, every man is different of course, and you may like the larger ones more?

Best regards
Ralfson (Dr)
 
G

Guest

Dear Sir That you have is everything that you need.
Whats the reason that you want more.If you are a beaginer with the coticules you need only
experience .
Best regars
Emmanuel
 

du212

Member
tat2Ralfy said:
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I have only a year and a half of experience with the coticules, I thought that a bigger stone can be easy to use and I like to improve my experience with the BBW, but your post are very clear: the same stones and more work with them
 

du212

Member
tat2Ralfy said:
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The BBW is a slow stone, I thought that the bigger size will improve the speed and perfomance. :confused: . I like my littl BBW coti combo because it's my first hone, I wouldn't let it become neglected, I have learn to use the lessons of Bart with it, and I am happy with it.
 

dnullify

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Well, where i'm sitting, your logic is sound
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then again, i have no experience. I just wanted to whip out the spock smilie.



Then again you'll develop Varying Technique or a larger stone may be unwieldy.
 

du212

Member
I couldn't resist, finally. I visited Pataxori (foot of bird in basque) yesterday, in Irun, 80kms from home. Pataxori is the main vendor of Ardennes Coticule in Spain. Esteban, the owner, is a very kind person and he spends a lot of time explaining me the origins of "Ardennes coticule" company, the diverse uses that the customers give to the stones, he's a coticule fan and pasionate. He uses often its own BBW for polishoing the edges of the knifes that he sold or repaired

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Esteban was an artisan in cutlery he keeps his ancient tools for making leather pouches for knifes

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And me, me was and absolute victim, alone, without the power of the reasons of Ralfy,....and surrounded by coticules and BBW....I think that I am lucky for coming back home with only a stone :lol:

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the DoukDouk razor was a present from Esteban
 

tat2Ralfy

Well-Known Member
Wonderful Jose :thumbup:

I am sure with or without me by your side my friend, you would not have got out of there until you made a purchase...lol

For razors the Coticule may be considered Queen, but I assure you the BBW is a princess.

Regards
Ralfson (Dr)
 

deighaingeal

Well-Known Member
douk douks are great pocket knives for every day carry. I have worn two to their deaths. I am glad that you got to go and thank you for sharing.
 

Bart

Well-Known Member
Jose,

what a lovely post. :)

It never ceases to amaze how Coticules have the power to completely bewitch people. Once these stones get under your skin, it never goes away. I can testify about that.

You are going to love that BBW. That I know.:thumbup:

Bart
 

Tok

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Bart said:
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I´m pretty sure, tat2ralfy can make you a tattoo with coticule/BBW-slurry based colours:w00t:
I was actually thinking about using BBW-slurry as a pigment for oil colours…

Regards,
Tok
 

tat2Ralfy

Well-Known Member
Mmm not totally sure, but the garnet content is going to be an irritant I would imagine?

Although I will try it with the BBW slurry tomorrow (honestly) :w00t:

you know me, ever cautious never impetuous!... oh wait...hahahaha

I do know that cosmetic companies do/did use BBW pigment, so I would imagine it would work well for paint.

Regards
Ralfson (Dr)
 

du212

Member
Not only a joke

Esteban, the spanish Ardennes coticule partner, told me that the coticule slurry are being studied to use it in cosmetics as a part of the ingredients of a peeling cream
 
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