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 320x stone is the perfect place to start when resetting the bevel on a knife or removing chips. The 1K stone is a great place to start when sharpening because of the toothy edge it will leave. The 5K is the perfect progression after the 1K for the refining and polishing of the edge it will achieve. 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.
These are the best IMHO better than choseras and that’s coming from a 2 year chosera fan A++++++++ service from mark and sue cheers guys
By: Jess Hoffman
I bought this set as my first stones for free handing. I have used an Edge Pro and Paper wheels for a few years,but wanted to try free hand. I really like these stones,but I would like a grit between the 320 and 1000.