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.
No need to soak. This stone works like a charm. It creates a very consistent surface that’s ready for quick hone.
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By: James bullock
One of the best cutting medium stones I have ever used I use this stone rite after my 600 chosera and all you have to do is splash and cut. It builds a quick burr and to top it off the case serves as a holder while u sharpen. When it wears out which I don’t see that happening any time soon I will buy another hands down the best 1000 for the money.
I have to say this stone is pretty amazing,I just put all of my knives in my work kit on it and I have to say I got a very very serviceable edge very quickly.
received this and the 5k as a gift. I have never sharpened a knife on a stone before. I have watched many videos though. sharpened an old chicago cutlery knife in 10 minutes to a working edge. next sharpened a house knife that had been used daily for 8 months with no sharpening. another matter of minutes and it was back to slicing. I loved it. feels great. no gouges so far. builds my confidence to eventually sharpen my own knives. dries fast. handy case/holder. all color coded.
By: Jesus Garcia
Very fast cutter,it dish very slow. This stone does not seem to wear. It is hard,and does not need to presoak. It is a perfect finish stone for an average kitchen knive,and it is the perfect bevel setter for straigth razors. It cuts steel real fast with a nice finish. It feels and cuts steel like a Chosera because it is a hard stone. I’d buy it again