Like the rest of the Shapton Professional series, this 2,000 grit synthetic stone is hard, cuts quickly and is splash and go. This particular choice is an excellent stone prior to finishing in a sharpening progression. Indeed, some sharpeners will not go beyond this stone due to the refined, yet toothy edge that can be achieved through polishing strokes after burr formation. The stone is also frequently followed by light work with a Shapton Pro 5000 or 8000 grit stone for a bit of extra refinement when used on kitchen knives. A storage box which doubles as a stone holder is included by the maker. These stones measure 8.25” x 2.75” each. *Please note, Shapton stopped printing their name on the Pro Stones for delivery to Shapton USA at the end of 2015. All new stones have no ink printed on the stones anymore. We are also now buying these stones directly from the factory in Japan with the name Kuromaku for professionals on them instead of Shapton Professional as they were previously known. We ship these stones and service them from our office in Madison WI.
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