Ok so if you’ll accept a few assumptions here:
A. That I have read this - http://www.coticule.be/unicot.html
B. That I just spent the better part of three quarters of an hour on the blade I am about to describe
Can any of you help me?
Many if not all here state they can set a bevel on a Coti and I believe them/you; I just can’t seem to master it. I bought a little, what the seller stated was a 3/8, but it’s the smallest 3/8 I have ever owned lol off the bay. Moreover, he stated it was “shave ready : ), so I asked the vendor if he honed with or without tape. With tape he stated. Anyway, the blade was dull... dull, dull, dull, lol. As in it wouldn’t even tug on my arm hairs. So to the Coti it went.
I started with a thick paste (no tape) – worked it down – Washed off the stone then more paste again – worked it down etc, etc. It’ll flirt with the idea of cutting hair but alas she’s still “hair shy.” Normally I would move to a different stone at this point and get back to my Coti but; well if it can be done, I want to do it!
If a blade comes to me new or relatively honed, my Coti rocks; but bay razors... Have at it gents! What am I doing wrong? Or what is it that you do right?