Shapton #1000 Glass Sharpening Stone HR
Dimensions: 210 x 70 x 10mm (Abrasive Layer 5mm), 8.25" x 2.75" x 0.4" ht
Weight: 360g (0.8 lbs)
Grit: #1000 (14.7 micron)
* A micron is one-thousandth of a millimeter
The Shapton glass stone is the essential sharpening tool for any professional or home cook serious about knife care. A synthetic stone with a high degree of uniform abrasion, the Shapton needs no soaking. Compared to other synthetic stones, it creates an edge faster and doesn't wear down as quickly. So the Shapton glass stone makes shaping your knife easier and more convenient. And even when the abrasive surface becomes paper-thin, this stone still performs, thanks to its sturdy glass backing plate. Shapton glass stones are also engineered to produce no odor, unlike regular whetstones, which can leave an unpalatable odor on knives unless they are carefully cleaned. This is a distinct advantage for cooks who need to quickly shape their knives in the heat of service.
The Shapton HR (High Resistance) glass stone series is suitable for both stain-resistant and carbon steel knives but is especially compatible with stain-resistant knives. If you already own a fine grit ceramic stone, you'll find that the 1000 grit glass stone will shape your knife like a 500 grit ceramic stone.