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. This results in a similar thickness of sharpening material lasting much longer. The 500x stone is the perfect place to start when resetting the bevel on a knife or removing chips. It will leave a very uniform scratch pattern, the perfect setup when used prior to the 1k. The 1K stone is a great place to start when sharpening because of the toothy edge it will leave. The 4K is the perfect progression after the 1K for the refining of the edge it will achieve. The 8K stone is a great stone to progress to after the 4K because of the further refining of the edge it will achieve. This is where the mirror polish will really start to be seen by most sharpeners. These are splash-and-go stones so no waiting while they soak making them exceptional for students and professionals alike. These stones measure 8.25” x 2.75” each.
This set of stones is perfect for any sharpening need. I own a small knife sharpening business and I get everything from pocket knives to swords. Using these stones cut my work time in half. Worth every penny and great set for beginners. As always speedy shipping and great customer service.
By: Michael Fairchild
I would definitely recommend these shapton stones to anyone looking for a set of wet stones. These stones are splash and go so they require no soaking. Using all four stones together 500 through 8000 I am able to get my knives sharper than they were out of the box. Order them on Sunday received them on Wednesday!
CKTG is at heart a small business so the service is personal. They are one of the rare companies that actually dispatch the order the same day as receiving it and provide tracking information. It is great to deal with an individual by name and it’s evident that they take pride and love in what they do.
Had a problem with one of the products and they went out of their way to resolve. I would highly recommend dealing with this company. It’s nice to find a company who cares and they will get me as a return customer.
Mark is great at answering questions for knife nuts of all levels. His service is second to none. Really appreciate the time he puts into every email as well as the free forum he hosts.
Great experience working with Chef Knives to Go. Quick delivery, and they are great about returning emails. I'm actually waiting on my second knife from them. I'm sure there will be more to come.
Loved the instructional videos on the website.
Great service and quick shipping. Best selection of Japanese knives around. I recommend this site to all of my fellow culinary professionals!
Top quality service. None better.
Always the best. Quick shipping, description matches what is delivered and the price, you can't beat them. I always come here to order anything I might need for the kitchen and I am never disappointed.
I ordered several Christmas presents from Chef Knives To Go. Everything arrived as promised and all who received gifts from there were happy with them.
As always, the shopping experience at Chef Knives to Go was excellent. Fast, free shipping, great website description of the product, and the confidence instilled in me because I know that if there are any problems the good people at Chef Knives to Go will help me work it out.
My go to company for kitchen gear. Awesome selection of knives and tools. Super fast shipping. Never had a problem and questions about all products are answered quickly. Great customer service.
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