Glass Stone: HR 8000 Grit

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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 these 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 #8000 grit stone has a particle size of 1.84 microns and is ideal for sharpening a straight razor. Used in combination with the #4000 grit stone, you'll have an edge that you can shave with. If you like a sharper edge, you could follow with the #16000 grit stone, which will give a smoother shave. We recommend using the Shapton Stone Holder to hold the stone in place when in use. Made in Japan.

PRODUCT DETAILS

01

Product number:
50203

Micron:
1.84

Dimensions:
210mm x 70mm x 10mm

Weight:
Approx. 360g

Recommended for:
Sharpening all makes of straight razor/cut-throat razor/open razor, sharpening carbon steel and stainless steel.

Made in Japan

HOW TO USE

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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.

THINGS TO KNOW

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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.