Shapton Glass Stone: HR 16000 Grit

Shapton Glass Stone: HR 16000 Grit
Shapton Glass Stone: HR 16000 Grit

Shapton Glass Stone: HR 16000 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 the 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.

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210mm x 70mm x 10mm

Approx. 360g

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

Made in Japan

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Stephen Crarer
Shapton Excellence

I have four of the Shapton Glass Stones and am still amazed on the edge that they can produce. There is a bit of drag when using it which is good but what is amazing is that this drag just feels like smooth resistance and the results speak for themselves. I use these to hone straight razors. I sharpened one today after deliberately blunting the edge first to get rid of imperfections and incorrect sharpening. In order used a 2000, 4000, 8000, 16000 then finished on 3 graded strops. Then shaved with it.
The shave was very smooth and clean.
I love these stones! 👍

great product

great product

Best of the best

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

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

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.