I've been curious to try one of these since they started appearing on eBay and finally pulled the trigger. I'll start off by saying that I don't have a great deal of honing experience and my experience is limited to coticule (les lat) so that's all I'll really be able to compare it to. I've been honing since last October ish and have toyed around with a number of blades so I'm pretty good with the ol' coti now. I started out by honing up a razor unicot style and then took it to the llyn with slurry, which took quite a while to raise - it's a harder stone than coticule that's for sure. 50 laps on a light purplish slurry followed by another 50 on water and 100 on leather and I gave it a test shave. It really didn't seem to have done anything, I got pretty much the same edge I would with just a coti, next day I did another 50 laps on the llyn just on water and had the same experience. Today I gave it a shot on a razor that just needed touching up and I skipped out on the slurry altogether, just doing 50 laps on water and wow! It seemed like a keener, and dare I say smoother edge than I'd get on coti alone. I'm gonna hone up another razor and just finish on water with the llyn to make sure this wasn't some kind of fluke, has anyone else given one of these stones a shot?