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 2K stone is a great stone to progress to after the 1K because of the further refining of the edge it will achieve. These stones measure 8.25” x 2.75” each.
This stone is fast and leaves a wicked good edge. For German knives,this is as far as I go. A Japanese knife will take this edge and keep it for a long time. 2000 grit Shapton is enough to make your factory edge seem dull. This stone can also be great for upkeep in between major sharpening. Very highly recommended.
By: Dan B.
ordered this stone to fill in between the 800 and 6000 grit combo stone I have. the stone cut really well and fast and the feed back is great. my experience is limited as I am fairly new to hand sharpening. is it possible to say that the look of this stone is quite classy?