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

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Article number SJ50308

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

2 Reviews
£161.95
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Full description

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.

Specifications

Length usable part

21 cm

Abrasive

white aluminum oxide

Grit according to supplier

1,84 micron, 2000, 29,4 micron, 500, 7,35 micron, 8000, coarse, medium, super fine

Reviews

Average rating
2 Reviews
Marta Torres, London

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

In general
Value for money
Expectations

Exelent stones, for sure the fastest I've ever used and is compact. They don't seem to dish fast so don't be scared if they look thinner than others.


Juan**, London

Thursday, 21 June 2018

In general
Value for money
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.


Specifications

General information

Brand

Colour

white

Series

Glass Stones HR

Number

3

Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects

2 year

Country of origin

Japan

Dimensions & weight

Height

1.1 cm

Height usable part

0.6 cm

Length

21 cm

Length usable part

21 cm

Thickness glass

0.5 cm

Weight

1,815 g

Width

7 cm

Width usable part

7 cm

Material

Material

glass

Abrasive

white aluminum oxide

cohesive agent

inorganic compound

Features & functions

Grit according to supplier

1,84 micron, 2000, 29,4 micron, 500, 7,35 micron, 8000, coarse, medium, super fine

Type

sharpening stone

Use with water

yes, create wet surface before using

Grit size

Coarse (220-600), Fine (1000-3000), Ultra fine (5000+)

Scope of delivery

delivered as a set

Yes

delivered with stand

Yes

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Article number SJ50308

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

2 Reviews
£161.95
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