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Shapton Glass Series Whetstone
  1. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone
  2. Shapton Diamond Lapping Plate • DGLP 50100
  3. Shapton Pond
  4. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 120 HR50201
  5. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 320 HR50301
  6. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 500 HR50102
  7. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 1000 HR50202
  8. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 2000 HR50302
  9. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 3000 HR50402
  10. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 4000 HC50603
  11. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 4000 HR50103
  12. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 6000 HC50703
  13. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 6000 HR50503
  14. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 8000 HR50203
  15. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 8000 HC50803
  16. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 10000 HR50903
  17. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 16000 HR50303
  18. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 30000 HR50403
  1. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone
  2. Shapton Diamond Lapping Plate • DGLP 50100
  3. Shapton Pond
  4. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 120 HR50201
  5. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 320 HR50301
  6. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 500 HR50102
  7. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 1000 HR50202
  8. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 2000 HR50302
  9. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 3000 HR50402
  10. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 4000 HC50603
  11. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 4000 HR50103
  12. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 6000 HC50703
  13. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 6000 HR50503
  14. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 8000 HR50203
  15. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 8000 HC50803
  16. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 10000 HR50903
  17. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 16000 HR50303
  18. Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • 30000 HR50403

Shapton Glass Series Whetstone

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Shapton are widely considered to make the best ceramic whetstones in Japan. Their Glass Series is renowned for the consistency of particle size and spacing, laminated to the tempered glass backing to prevent distortion. Unlike other stones, they don’t need to be throughly soaked in water - just splash before use.

Edge Freaks the world over reckon these are the best stones available for knives, chisels, planes and razors. Here’s what Andrew Juniper at Wabi Sabi reckons: “Because they are fixed to a glass shelf they are easy to handle and store. Unlike water stones they do not require pre-soaking before use and unlike other softer stones they will retain their flatness far longer than any stone we have used to date. This flatness across the width is vital for wide blades such as the Japanese plane. The abrasive cutting action of the stones is faster and superior to other types of stone and we have found that with these stones the time we spend sharpening has reduced dramatically and the quality of the edge we are able to get has also improved. I would have no hesitation in recommending these to any woodworker looking to improve their tool sharpening equipment.”

Tips

    For Japanese kitchen knives, you can’t go wrong with a #2000 to get started.

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    #120 HR50201

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    #320 HR50301

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    #500 HR50102

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    #1000 HR50202

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    #2000 HR50302Unavailable (ETA 30 Jun): Get Email Alert

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    #3000 HR50402

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    #4000 HC50603

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    #4000 HR50103

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    #6000 HC50703

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    #6000 HR50503

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    #8000 HC50803

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    #8000 HR50203

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    #10000 HR50903

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    #16000 HR50303

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    #30000 HR50403

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    Diamond Glass Lapping Plate (DGLP) 50100

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    Diamond Reference Lapping Plate (DRLP) K0799

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    Fine Set - 50308

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    Pond - 50000

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    Set Holder - 50300Unavailable (ETA 23 Aug): Get Email Alert

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    Super Fine Set - 50408

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    Shapton Glass Series Whetstone • #2000 HR50302
    • 440g
    • 212 x 70 x 11mm
    • Glass/ Ceramic Compound
    • Made in Utsunomiya, Japan
    • Unavailable (ETA 30 Jun)
    More about Shapton

    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 little actual sharpening difference between the two grades.

    Delivery

    UK:

    • Free delivery for orders over £100*
    • £4.00: 48 Tracked with Royal Mail - delivered by the postie, can be left in safe place, limited tracking info. Approx 2-4 working days.
    • £7.50: FedEx Tracked service delivered next working day for orders received before 1pm GMT Mon–Fri (ex Bank Holidays).

    *Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.

    Global:

    • Free delivery for orders over £/$/€100*
    • Price depends on location - adjust the COUNTRY tab in your basket to see the price.
    • We use DHL or FedEx, and we’ll email you the tracking info.

    *Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.

    Please note Niwaki are not responsible for any import duty, taxes or fees incurred and these will be will be collected by our courier during customs clearance — For EU countries, when possible DHL will provide an estimate on the order confirmation page.

    Shapton stones tick all of the boxes
    Andy J, Wabi Sabi
    Shapton Glass Series Whetstone
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