Shapton Professional Kuromaku 1000 Grit Sharpening Stone

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Shapton Kuromaku Professional Whetstone, 1000 Grit, #K0702

210mm x 70mm, 15mm thick. 

This semi-fine stone is used for prepping a final edge. This will smooth out the initially rough edge left by by a coarse stone and will allow you to prep the edge for final finish with a very fine stone such as the 5000 grit. It's still pretty fine though, so don't expect to really do a lot of work on a seriously dull edge with a 1000 grit stone! 

These Kuromaku/Professional series stones are fast cutting and long-lasting, offering nice sharpening feedback while still being very hard so they resist dishing nicely. Note that these are splash-and-go, so do not soak these stones.

This stone is also available with additional savings as part of a 3-stone set that will allow you to properly sharpen just about any knife. You might also consider a good stone holder and flattening stone (all stones will wear with use and will need to be flattened).

If you're wondering how difficult freehand sharpening is, or if you feel overwhelmed by all the information online, we had our friend Peter Nowlan from Halifax make this little video to help you get started. Sharpening can be a fun and rewarding skill!

This stone comes in a convenient plastic case that also doubles as a lightweight stone holder, though the affordable Naniwa universal/adjustable stone holder also works great for these stones and will certainly be much more stable and secure.

If you're here looking for your first sharpening stone, be sure to also consider the excellent Shapton Glass Stones, they are very hard and so don't dish (wear) too easily, are very smooth to work with, and are excellent for knives and woodworking tools alike.

Made in Japan. 

Be sure to check out the Shapton FAQ.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Jay Phillips

Excellent stone. Very good feedback and results. Much better that any other stone I've used.


This is the first stone I ever use. Wanted to give it a try on some cheap old knives I had bought from the grocery store long ago, that had become super dull. Figured, I could learn on them before I threw them out. Wow - they are now sharper than when I bought them. Amazing! This stone is great for me, I'm super happy with it. Easy to use and gets the job done.


Good quality stone, been using this to help hone kitchen blades and pocket knives


Great sharpening stone! Splash and go! No time to waste chop chop!

New to sharpening, extremely easy to use.

I grabbed this as my first stone. So far I've sharpened a chefs knife, slicing knife, boning knife, and a pair of scissors. It worked like a charm for all tasks.

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