This Shapton Glass Stone will give you a shiny polished blade. Exactly what you might expect from a high-quality sharpening stone. However, unlike what the name might suggest you won’t sharpen on glass. You sharpen on a high-quality Japanese water stone enhanced with a layer of low tempered glass to make sure it won’t bend. This stone can be used to sharpen practically any type of knife. From outdoor knives to kitchen knives and from pocket knives to chisels. Especially when you have a hard type of steel these stones will stand out. Think of the modern types of powdered steel you often find in high end pocket knives.
This sharpening stone is truly splash & go. This means that you don’t have to soak it in water beforehand. You simply splash it with a little bit of water and you are ready to go. It quickly removes material so sharpening will be done in no time. As such your stones will be sharper a lot quicker and you won’t wear out the stone as much. To extend the life of the stone the glass layer ensures that you can use the entire stone. Even when, after years of sharpening, the stone has gotten a lot thinner.
Within the Glass Stones range of Shapton this #16000 stone is a special exception. The other sharpening stones are made from uniform sharpening particles. However, this 16000 stone is constructed a little differently. This stone is comprised of many different types of sharpening particles which will polish your blade even better when combined. Because of this remarkable composition this stone is even more capable of removing the sharpening residue from your blade. Polishing is what this stone does best. There are few stones out there which such a fine grain size. This stone is truly intended to give you razor-sharp blades. However, you really need to have finely sharpened your knife in advance to get the most out of this 16000 stone. A truly remarkable sharpening stone for real enthusiasts.