Shapton Glass Stone Set: includes 320 Grit (#50301), 1000 Grit (#50202), 4000 Grit (#50103), plus FREE Naniwa Sharpening Guide Clip
210mm x 70mm, 5mm thick (total thickness is 10mm: 5mm of abrasive bonded to 5mm glass plate).
A great starter set, with super-premium Japanese water stones! Inclues a coarse, medium, and fine grit, perfect to sharpen just about any kitchen or other knife. Plus we'll include a free Naniwa sharpening guide clip which you can attached to your knife to help you get a feel for the hand-sharpening process.
** ORDER NOW AND GET A KNIFE SHARPENING GUIDE CLIP WORTH $11.95 INCLUDED FREE! **
Shapton GlassStones are very fast cutting and long-lasting. The ceramic abrasive is permanently bonded to a glass plate so the whole unit is very flat and very strong. The abrasive is extremely consistent and dense so you have a great feel and can produce very precise and clean edges, plus these have the convenience of splash-and-go sharpening (do not soak these stones). They are very popular with professional and experienced home knife sharpeners who value the excellent feedback/feel they provide, and their high quality and consistency. Highly recommended!
You don't absolutely need a stone holder to use your stones, but it can be a lot more pleasant... if you really get into it, you'll want one! The Shapton stone holder is designed to fit these stones perfectly and is quite heavy and tall, providing a great workstation. The more affordable (and lighter duty) Shapton Field Holder is also a great alternative. Finally, the very affordable Naniwa universal/adjustable stone holder also works just fine for these stones (and just about any other stones you may have now or purchase in the future).
Made in Japan.
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