Shapton Glass Stone: 16000 Grit
Shapton Glass Stone: 16000 Grit
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Description

Description

Shapton Glass Stones are known for their exceptional quality, durability and ease of use. Unlike other waterstones, Shapton Glass Stones do not need to be soaked in water before use - simply wet the surface and begin honing your blade. Shapton sharpening stones are made with finely graded ceramic cutting media that requires less flattening and lasts 4-5 times longer than most water stones. The abrasives in Shapton Glass Stones are also extremely uniform, meaning the abrasive encountered with the first pass of a blade will be the same as the 5000th pass. Each stone is comprised of a 5mm tempered glass backing plate fused to a 5mm thick stone. The #16000 grit stone has a particle size of 0.92 microns and is ideal for putting a really sharp edge on a straight razor. Although it's not an essential stone, we do recommend using it after the #8000 grit stone to give an edge that is smooth and comfortable to shave with. We recommend using the Shapton Stone Holder to hold the stone in place when in use. Made in Japan.

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DIMENSIONS

210mm x 70mm x 10mm

HOW TO USE

Shapton Glass Stones do not need to be soaked or stored in water. Before use, spray the Glass Stone with water, or dampen with a clean wet cloth and begin sharpening (you sharpen on the ceramic side, not the glass). Use extremely light, even pressure and lead with the cutting edge. As with all water hones Shapton Glass Stones do wear concave with use and require periodic lapping (flattening), best accomplished with the Shapton Glass Diamond Lapping Plate.

RECOMMENDED FOR

Sharpening all makes of Straight Razor/Cut Throat Razor/Cut-throat Razor/Open Razor, Sharpening Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel.

AUD
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+Free Delivery
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Best of the best Review by: OldAdelaide 30/10/2017
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I own Shapton 8000, 16000 & 30000 grit stones. It is wide enough for my straight razors. I honed the razors eight times each side. It produced a finish on my great great grandfather's Bengal razor, equal to a 'Feather Cut' disposable straight razor blade; which I swear is scalpel sharp. My razors were sharpened once like this in March and they are still sharp in October with a few slaps on a Dovo strop before each shave.
Great Price and Quality Review by: Toby 15/03/2017
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Great quality stone that doesn't need pre-soaking, so it's really fast to use. Men's Biz's prices are awesome too, overseas stores will charge you this price in USD plus shipping.
Extremely happy Review by: Joseph 3/02/2017
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The first thing I did was to put my Veritas steel straight edge over the stone. I could see no light anywhere as I checked both diagonals and centre length. Gave it a one minute soak and finished off a couple of knives previously done to 6000. Two or three strokes and I could already see the difference. It was whisper quiet and soft to use, leaving a nice polished edge similar to my rouge flat strop.

The one thing I really want to comment on here is the phenomenal service. I ordered it online at 2pm and was using it just after midday the next day. I've never seen turnaround like this before.
A big improvement over 8k Review by: Hugh 4/06/2016
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Unlike the previous reviewer, I noticed a big improvement over the 8K. Really helped to polish the steel making my straights smoother and noticeably quieter when shaving (and my beard is tough). The key is, work through the grits - 1000 (create the bevel first and you probably don't need to use this again unless you chip the blade), 4000 (as per Lynn Abrams' 40 small circles each side), 8000 (10 laps) and finally 16k (8 laps). Then strop on leather and you are ready to go. Easily passes the hanging hair test at 4000K. Use light pressure at 16k as you are just polishing and not really sharpening. If the bevel scratches, too much pressure is being used.
More like 6k Review by: Levis 13/09/2015
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The stone has good feedback and is a nice size however the scratches left on the bevel after using a 8k hone are horrendous and if mensbiz offered me a refund I would accept and buy a naniwa 12 k.

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