Shapton stones are designed to be harder, faster cutting, and denser than any other ceramic water stone on the market. Because they remove material quickly, the time required to hold an angle on the stone is reduced, making free hand sharpening much easier. Shapton water stones are made with finely-graded ceramic cutting media, which wears much more slowly than aluminum oxide and silicon carbide commonly found in other man-made water stones. These are splash-and-go stones, so no soaking is required. This results in a similar thickness of sharpening material lasting much longer. This 320x stone is the perfect place to start when resetting the bevel on a knife or removing chips. These stones measure 8.25” x 2.75” each.
Absolutely a beast of a stone. This will cut fast enough but you’ll still be able to jump straight to the 1k after this without a 500 stone. Highly recommended if you don’t own anything below 1,000 grit. If you have a 500 stone then a 220 would be the next lower stone. If you have a 120 or 220,the 320 is perfect to follow those up and get ready for 1,000. Very fast cutter,even without slurry,unlike the 220 and 120.
Great stone that I use on every knife for the first sharpening. It is easy to use and removes plenty of material while still producing an edge ready for a 1000 grit stone.