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 4K stone is a great stone to progress to after the 3K because of the further refining of the edge it will achieve. These stones measure 8.25” x 2.75” each.
Another go-to stone. Very compact,cuts well,gives a great edge.
I don’t think that most folks appreciate how great these glassstones are-the GS 4K is a perfect stone to follow your basic sharpening stones. The point I appreciate the most about the glassstones is how fast you can splash them(no soaking needed)-a big plus in a busy kitchen...
Great transition between a 1000 and a 8000 grit stone. Produces a nice first polish. I really appreciate not having to soak the stone before using.
By: John Wilson
THis will keep a mirror edge on all of your tools once they’ve been sharpened properly.
These are nice stones - relatively fast cutting,long-wearing,etc. I use a 1000-4000-8000 set up & am happy w it. One word of warning - the stones are more fragile then they look/feel! It is surprisingly easy to break one...