Ardennes-Coticule Yellow Coticule Slipstones

Ardennes-Coticule Yellow Coticule Slipstones

Item # ARD5


Less than 7mm - $13.00
In Stock
7mm-12mm - $18.00
In Stock
Greater than12mm - $24.00
In Stock
  • Natural Whetstones
  • 8,000 - 10,000 Grit
  • Hand Quarried and Shaped
  • Use With Water

 

Round Over Edge for Sharpening Carving Gouges

The Coticule Splipstone From Ardennes-Coticule is shaped for sharpening gouges. The Slipstone has a long rounded edge that is perfect for working the insides of round or u-shaped gouges.

Three Sizes

The Coticule Slipstones are available in three sizes:

  • Thinner than 7mm (about 1/4")
  • Between 7mm and 12mm (1/4" - 1/2")
  • Thicker than 12mm (1/2")
All three sizes of slipstone are 75mm in length (about 3").

Natural Coticule Stones From Belgium

The Ardennes region of Belgium has, for centuries, produced natural coticule stones famous as high quality whetstones. Sought after by Straight Razor Sharpeners, Woodworkers, Carvers and Leather Workers, these natural stones are not as abundant as they once were. A single quarry is still in operation in Belgium, hand producing these wonderful natural sharpening stones.

Natural Coticule Stones From Belgium

The Ardennes region of Belgium has, for centuries, produced natural coticule stones famous as high quality whetstones. Sought after by Straight Razor Sharpeners, Woodworkers, Carvers and Leather Workers, these natural stones are not as abundant as they once were. A single quarry is still in operation in Belgium, hand producing these wonderful natural sharpening stones.

Coticule Stones

This particular type of whetstone is called a Coticule. They are characterized by a high concentration of spessartite garnets, have a characteristic white-yellow color, and are compared to water stones of 8,000 - 10,000 grit. They are fixed to a backing of blue-gray slate for stability. Coticules are somewhat brittle, and the slate backing prevents breakage. The slate is intended for structure only and is not used in the sharpening process.

Note that Coticules are hand shaped, natural stones. The presence of hairline fractures is normal and not considered a defect. Some variance of size, color and exact composition is also normal.

Use With Water

Need more information?

Call a Product Specialist

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT
Phone US: 1-800-351-8234
Outside US: +1-608-203-1129

Email a Product Specialist

customerservice@sharpeningsupplies.com
Emails are answered Monday through Friday
Thanks for the great customer service and for going above and beyond the call of duty -- you made me a SharpeningSupplies.com customer for life.
Joey W, Chicago, IL