Shapton Sharpening Glass Stone for Knives HR #2000 Medium Grain
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Dimensions: 8 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 3/8" ht
Weight: 800g (28.2 oz)
Grit: #2000 (7.35 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 especially compatible with stain-resistant knives. If you want to buy just one stone, the 2000 grit is the best choice. It's coarse enough to shape a dull blade, yet fine enough to create a precise finish on your knife's edge.
http://www.mtckitchen.com/p-394-shapton-glass-stone-hr-2000.aspx http://www.mtckitchen.com/p-356-shapton-traditional-stone-medium-2000.aspx http://www.facebook.com/mtckitchen If you want to buy just one stone, getting a medium grit is a smart choice. The #2000 is suitable for every day sharpening and will create a cutting edge. Shapton ceramic stones should not be soaked, making knife sharpening more convenient. Just a splash of water should be used when sharpening.
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