Last Orders for Christmas Delivery
Royal Mail 48: please order by midday, Tuesday 19th December.
DPD Next Day: please order by midday, Thursday 21st for next day delivery.
International Customers: please order by 9.00am Friday 15th December, but remember that customs delays at your end may hold things up.

Ladder Orders: please order by 9.00am Monday 18th December  

Office Hours. We close at 5pm on Thursday 21st December, and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January.

Thank you for your support this year - we hope you have a very good Christmas and an excellent New Year. 

The Shapton Glass Stones come as standard as the HR range, using White Alundum. For the Japanese market they also produce the HR range, only as grits #4000, #6000 and #8000. These three stones are light grey rather than the regular white, and use Grey Alundum - they are only produced in these three grits only as they are considered the essential stones for fine finishing work on Japanese laminated blades - kitchen knives, planes and chisels, for example  - and the bind is sofet, giving a slightly softer overall feel that doesn't scratch the softer cladding so much. There is very littel actual sharpening difference between the two grades.

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