This was an astonishing find from one of my estate sellers. Found in a box with several carbos, wrapped in a page of the Denver Post from 1972. A strangely shaped Coticule that is 2 inches wide and 10 inches overall length. Don’t know why it is this shape, put looks to have been cut this way. All of the edges on the bottom are rounded the same. Was heavily caked in funk so it needed a good bath. After getting a good scrub, under the gunk, it has some Coti personality. Manganese lines and some dot cover the surface and a possible hybrid layer showing on the side. Cracks, voids, faults are all over and a suntan??? on one corner. A big discovery is the writing on the bottom adds another level of WOW, just barely surviving in the BBW, it is engraved “ In The Year Of Our Lord 1794”. Yes, very WOW. It has been heavily used during it’s life, deeply dished. It is 7/8” at the ends but 5/8 in the center. Even this dished, the Coticule layer is still 10mm thick at the center. This stone has a lot going on. Surprising that something this fragile survived all these years not in a case for protection. I sit back and wonder if this honed a razor of our forefathers. Have not decided if I am going lap——-yet.