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 3K stone is a great stone to progress to after the 2K because of the further refining of the edge it will achieve. These stones measure 8.25” x 2.75” each.
I purchased this stone a few years ago,to replace the worn Norton 4k stone I had. After the Shapton 1k GS is used to set the bevel I use this stone to clean up the scratch paterns. I get a shiny polish off ths stone and have had no problems jumping up to my Japanese Naturals for final polishing of the blade. I use this S GS 3k on all my knives and razors when setting bevels.
By: Claude Martz
Great stone easy to use and faster sharpening. Recommend