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Shapton Glass Stone sharpening set grit 500, 2000 and 8000, 50308

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£ 161,95
SKU: SJ50308

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Ordered today, shipped on Monday

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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.

The sharpening results are very even. The little particles that do all the work, made from white aluminium oxide, are very uniform in terms of size and measurements. The miniscule ‘scratches’ you add to the blade of your knife with this stone are therefore very even. You won’t run into a larger scratch which is difficult to remove with a finer grain any time soon. Sharpening enthusiasts around the world truly appreciate this. This Shapton Glass Stone is simply one of the best sharpening stones on the market.

This set is comprised of the following:

Specifications

Brand Shapton
Colour white
Country of origin Japan

Reviews

Average rating

1 review(s)

Latest reviews

Latest review

Juan**, London

Thursday 21 June 2018

General score
Price vs. quality
Meets expectations

**There are a great many conflicting opinions about these products and I understand that I may be contributing more to the confusion by adding my experience, but here it is anyway, as somebody might find this useful. Once I received the products, they immediately went to work. Eight (blue and white steel) single bevel knives and five (stainless) double bevel knives. All of these were given a fresh edge and used all three stones. Subsequently, I’ve used the 500 about a dozen times (only for single bevel), the 2000 for touch ups (a bit more), and the 8000 about half that many times. The 500 has worn down considerably leaving about half of its original thickness due to levelling more often. I primarily use single bevel knives and prefer a relatively flat surface to sharpen. I level the stone after every two to four knives, approximately. Less on the 2000, and much less for the 8000. In terms of experience, I prefer it over (my favourite) Naniwa 400—which is a surprise—as it is slightly larger and I feel (admittedly subjective) it cuts material faster and I actually prefer its feedback, oddly enough. The 2000 was also a surprise as I am able to touch up and polish (to an extent) in a pinch with the same stone without going through my regular (2-4 stone) progression. Due to this, the 8000 gets much less use and is sure to last longer than both. A thing about the stone holder; it’s best suited to store the stones and not to use actually sharpening on. It is well made but quite light, making it unwieldy. Would I buy these again? Sure. Perhaps two 500s to go along with the 2000 and 8000 (or 6000) as my use case requires it. Is it economical? Probably not in a monetary sense, then again, in my case, there are not many affordable high quality choices. I do like that they are practically splash and go and cut steel faster than my previous stones, so in that way, I do spend considerably less time sharpening, at least in total. I would like to know if these are still currently in production as an acquaintance from overseas told me in passing recently that they may not be. The website shapton.co.jp is still online but would still like to know for sure if they are still in fact in operation.

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Shapton Glass Stone sharpening set grit 500, 2000 and 8000, 50308

Reviews

Average rating

1 review(s)

Latest reviews

Latest review

Juan**, London

Thursday 21 June 2018

General score
Price vs. quality
Meets expectations

**There are a great many conflicting opinions about these products and I understand that I may be contributing more to the confusion by adding my experience, but here it is anyway, as somebody might find this useful. Once I received the products, they immediately went to work. Eight (blue and white steel) single bevel knives and five (stainless) double bevel knives. All of these were given a fresh edge and used all three stones. Subsequently, I’ve used the 500 about a dozen times (only for single bevel), the 2000 for touch ups (a bit more), and the 8000 about half that many times. The 500 has worn down considerably leaving about half of its original thickness due to levelling more often. I primarily use single bevel knives and prefer a relatively flat surface to sharpen. I level the stone after every two to four knives, approximately. Less on the 2000, and much less for the 8000. In terms of experience, I prefer it over (my favourite) Naniwa 400—which is a surprise—as it is slightly larger and I feel (admittedly subjective) it cuts material faster and I actually prefer its feedback, oddly enough. The 2000 was also a surprise as I am able to touch up and polish (to an extent) in a pinch with the same stone without going through my regular (2-4 stone) progression. Due to this, the 8000 gets much less use and is sure to last longer than both. A thing about the stone holder; it’s best suited to store the stones and not to use actually sharpening on. It is well made but quite light, making it unwieldy. Would I buy these again? Sure. Perhaps two 500s to go along with the 2000 and 8000 (or 6000) as my use case requires it. Is it economical? Probably not in a monetary sense, then again, in my case, there are not many affordable high quality choices. I do like that they are practically splash and go and cut steel faster than my previous stones, so in that way, I do spend considerably less time sharpening, at least in total. I would like to know if these are still currently in production as an acquaintance from overseas told me in passing recently that they may not be. The website shapton.co.jp is still online but would still like to know for sure if they are still in fact in operation.

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Shapton Glass Stone sharpening set grit 500, 2000 and 8000, 50308

Combideals & accessories

Combi deal
0 review(s)
Shapton Sharpening Pond sharpening surface, 50000 Low container 39x32 cm to use as surface to place whetstones on
£ 153,96 £ 174,95
12% off

In stock

Combi deal
4 review(s)
Shapton Glass Stone HR grit 220 coarse 66.82 micron sharpening stone, 50101 Length: 21,0 cm Grit size: 220 Weight: 410 gram
£ 33,89 £ 38,95
13% off

In stock

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Shapton Glass Stone sharpening set grit 500, 2000 and 8000, 50308

Specifications

General information

Brand Shapton
Colour white
Country of origin Japan
Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects 2 year
Series Glass Stones HR
Number 3 pieces

Material

Material glass
Abrasive white aluminum oxide
cohesive agent inorganic compound

Features & functions

Grit according to supplier 8000, medium, coarse, 29,4 micron, 500, 7,35 micron, 1,84 micron, super fine, 2000
Type sharpening stone
delivered with sharpening guides no
Use with water yes, create wet surface before using
Adjustable in length no

Scope of delivery

delivered as a set yes
delivered with stand yes
Storage box / etui no

Dimensions & weight

Weight 1815 grams
Length 21 cm
Height 1.1 cm
Width 7 cm
Height usable part 0.6 cm
Length usable part 21 cm
Thickness glass 0.5 cm
Width usable part 7 cm