For those seeking a extremely high quality sharpening surface, the Shapton Ceramic Water Stones meet the needs of even the most discerning sharpener.
The Shapton Professional Stones uses very accurately graded ceramic abrasives for fast sharpening. This stone is considered a ceramic waterstone. Unlike older style waterstones that require soaking prior to use, the Shapton Professional stones require only a spray of water prior to use. The binder that holds the abrasives together allows the stone to reveal new abrasive material.
Shapton Yellow #15000 - Extra Fine
The Shapton Yellow (#15000) was originally designed for fine woodworking tools requiring an extremely fine edge. It will leave a bright mirror finish. It is a serious polishing stone.
Shapton Pro Dimensions
This stone measures 210MM x 70MM x 15MM. This converts to approximately 8 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 5/8". This stone is not only a good overall size but also the thickest of the Shapton stones.
The Shapton Professional Stones are often called the Shapton Pro or the Shapton Traditional Stones. Each of these name refer to the same Shapton series of stones.
Sharpening Supplies is an authorized retailer of Shapton Stones.
Q. What grits are available in the Shapton Professional Series?
A. The Shapton Professional series has a wide range of grits. The stones are available in the following grits: 120, 220, 320, 1000, 1500, 2000, 5000, 8000, 15,000, and 30,000.
Q. Do I need a flattening stone or lapping plate for the Shapton Professional Series sharpening stones?
A. Yes, all waterstones require flattening. We recommend the Shapton Diamond Lapping Plate for 1,000 grit all the way up to the 30,000 grit. For the coarser stones (120, 220 and 320 grit), we recommend the DMT Dia-Flat Lapping Plate or the Shapton Lapping Powder.
Q. Do I need a stone holder?
A. No, you do not need to purchase an additional stone holder. All Shapton Professional Series stones come in a plastic box that serves as a base. However, if you would like an upgraded base, the Shapton Stone Holder is wonderful, but also an investment. For those seeking a sturdy, but more economical base alternative, the Universal Stone Holder accommodates the Shapton Professional Series stones.