Probably shouldnt have breadknifed it first, but sounds like you were quite successful! Congrats!
At the risk of getting into an off topic discussion here, make sure you wash your coti off with soap after using oil, if you decide to go that route. As part of a recent gssixgun-started discussion on a different forum (very tame, very calm) about oil on coticules, I put a substantial drop of baby oil (fresh squeezed!) on my coti slurry stone and let it sit overnight. By morning the drip had soaked in completely and discolored it. it still slurries, and it doesn't seem to make water bead up differently from the rest of the stone, but it's clear to this owner that oil soaks in and will accumulate. I don't know how that might change honing properties, as it is a small stone I tried it on, but first test makes me cautious that I may not get it out. Might be the best thing for it, I don't know, but it's definitely controversial in some circles.
Now I've gone and done it....
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Me to wife (truth!): "Does she really need all these Barbie dolls? You only need two to have a conversation. Why so many?"
Wife, not skipping a beat: "It's kinda like your straight razors..."