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. The 1K stone is a great place to start when sharpening because of the toothy edge it will leave. This is one of the best stones to start on when beginning your sharpening progression. These stones measure 8.25” x 2.75” each.
When I first started trying to sharpen my own knives,a few years ago,I purchased a Shapton GlassStone set-500,1,4,8K. In hindsight,I think it was a great starter set,& of these stones,the 1K definitely got the most use-a good starting point for factory edges that need refinement & also a base for knives that need further sharpening.
Good stone to start with in any session -- also,very portable. What’s not to like?
By: Ben H
The Shapton glass stones live up to their reputation. Find them excellent for woodworking tools as well. Very pleased with the speedy service from chef knives to go,too.
By: John Wilson
This is a great middle grit stone for fine finishing work.
Great stone,cuts fast and doesn’t cloud up with metal swarf much. Had to be lapped as all the Glass Stone series did for me.
Love the convenience of this stone. Just splash and its ready to go!!!!
By: Michael Lenahan
Good price and service. Works well easier to use than I thought,great demo videos.
This is my first 1k stone and it has been great so far. I also got a 5k stone and as a beginner to the sharpening world,I can get my knives pretty sharp. This is a great product and Mark did a great job getting it to me in a timely manner.