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 220x 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.
Shapton 320 makes easy work of chips,broken tips and setting a new bevel. Nice hard stone that dishes very slow,and who can complain about the splash-n-go.
By: Jesus Garcia
This stone is amazing,it removes metal fast,it does not dish or at least takes a ling time to do dish. It is hard not soft like the Naniwas super stones. It does not need to be sprayed over and over,it creates a slurry. It seem to slow wear and stays flat no need to lap it,at least after 3 knives. But the one thing I like the most is how fast it is. I got the Naniwa Chosera 400 and I think the Shapton pro 320 is faster or maybe about the same.