Red Brick 1K
Red Brick 1K
Red Brick 1K

Red Brick 1K

Item #: RedBrick

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The Red Brick (true name is Shingata Akamon) was the first stone I learned on to sharpen and I still use it all the time. The Red Brick is big, will last a loooong time, doesn't dish quickly and cuts fast. It's a great "house" stone for commercial kitchens or for people that do a lot of sharpening. Measures 215mm x 75mm x 50mm
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4  It's a brick!, July 8, 2015
Posted By: David W

The red brick I got definitely had some grit irregularity in the outer layer, I was worried that it might be the same all the way through (hard spots in the matrix that glazed and felt lumpy), but after some use and a few passes with the flattening stone it seems to have evened out nicely.

This stone has good feel and removes metal quickly, it's hard enough for careful leading edge work, but soft enough to mud up easily. The scratch pattern it leaves is a bit coarser than I expected, but easily polishes away with a few passes on a finer stone. It will replace an Amakusa J-Nat in my stone progression, due to its consistency across the face of the stone and its faster cutting speed.

I think I still prefer the 1k side of my King 1k/6k combo stone for feel and performance, but the King definitely wears faster and the size of the "brick" makes it a much more useful stone for regular or hard use.

I would probably buy another one of these if I ever managed to wear this one out.


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5  Product Review, July 6, 2014
Posted By: Kyle - verified customer

This stone is amazing it's the best 1k I've ever used. I just received this stone and have sharpened 3 knives and done tip repair in about 30 min tops. It's almost a splash and go stone I haven't soaked it for any period of time just spraying it as needed. It's just slightly muddy which is what I wanted in a 1k it's hard and cuts very fast but leaves a beautiful edge everything about this stone is perfect I will never need another 1k ever.

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5  Product Review, January 31, 2014
Posted By: Jerry - verified customer

Really good 1k. Holds up very well and doesn't really dish. It's huge, so it's a good value. Very pleased.

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5  Product Review, October 23, 2013
Posted By: TIm - verified customer

quick cutting and leaves a solid finish/polish for a 1000 grit. was using the 1000 grit off a shun combo prior to this, switching is like night and day. immediate results with all my knives! thing will last forever also!

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5  Product Review, September 2, 2012
Posted By: Allen B. - verified customer

In 50 years of knife sharpening, I've accumulated probably every Japanese water stone on the market. And this 1000 grit red brick is as good as any of those, if not better than most. Every knife or tool sharpener should own one. Great price and fast shipping!

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5  Product Review, March 6, 2012
Posted By: Jmbullman - verified customer

this is my favorite 1000 grit of all time it is a huge I mean huge like the big green brick and cuts like crazy without dishing I actually see this stone lasting most people a lifetime, I usually follow up with a small jump to the naniwa big green brick to finish the profile and get some of the scratches out before I jump to higher grits it's a great 1-2 punch to do it that way and marks service is unbelievable as usual. Jmbullman

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5  Product Review, February 26, 2012
Posted By: Jmbullman - verified customer

this is a great stone soak it for ten minutes or so and you have a stone that can easily get the knife restaurant sharp with proper use or like me use it to clean up bevels set by dmt's and put a good edge on the knife before you make the next jump. This stone is so large you will probably be passing it down to your kids and it makes a beautiful red mud.

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