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Shapton Glass Sharpening Stone, 16000 Grit

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  • Shapton sharpening stones combine extremely fast cutting action with low maintenance. The Shapton line of glass water-stones has been carefully manufactured to achieve the highest levels of performance and durability. They may appear thin at first glance but they will outlast most other stones that are three times the thickness. These abrasives are extremely uniform. Consistency is the primary goal for Shapton's engineers. The abrasive that you encounter with the first pass will be the same on the 5,000th pass. And this will be true for every abrasive size.
    As with every water-stone, Shapton glass stones require lapping (flattening) to maintain the sharpening surface in proper shape.
    They do not need to be soaked in water; simply splash some on and start sharpening.
    As with all water hones Shapton water-stones do wear concave with use and require periodic re-flattening.

    16000 grit / 0.92 micron - Ideal for polishing the edge to perfection.

    Dimensions: 2.75" x 8.25" (210 mm x 70 mm)
    Made in Japan
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Steven L.

16000 shapton was my first but not last. I try to take anything on the internet with a grain of salt, let’s face it, some stuff is made up.

16000 shapton was my first but not last. I try to take anything on the internet with a grain of salt, let’s face it, some stuff is made up. However after some consideration I ordered a 16k and as advertised, it cuts very fast and did immediately elevate the quality of the edge. I’ve got about 1/4 inch of some 8000 grit "King stone”, which worked very well. from there going to the shapton works very, very, very well indeed. When replacing that 8k, I will definitely go with Shapton. You can get cheaper stones all right, but they don’t work like this


Super finisher

I try many stone as finisher. I have really hard hair on face. Only sharper DE blade work with me. I try Norton 8K and natural stone Hybrid coticule, Shoubudani and another chines stone as finisher. And this stone give me the sharpest and best result suited for my face. Some argu that natural stone give you a nice smooth feel and random patern on the blade. I need something with consistent result and easy to deal with and after spending 700$ on natural stone and come back to this one I'm extremly pleased and finaly find my finisher stone. That my experience. So I do my progresssion from 1k Naniwa, 4/8K Norton and this stone. Light stroke, glass magnifier, lap stone for each honning razor. The Shapton 16K is really efficient you feel it gently removing stuff. But be sure to remove every scratch from 4k/8k before this stone. With all the monney I spend I should have buy the Shapton kit at first and probably more happy and lost less time but we live and learn.

Tyler Doty

Shapton Glass Sharpening Stone, 16000 Grit

The 16k Shapton is a great stone, and I often find myself spending quite a bit of time on it polishing up the edge and refining it. This stone is, by all means, a finisher, however, Shapton also has a 30k stone, which is what I consider to be the true Shapton finisher (just under .5 micron). At that point it comes down to personal preference, and like I said, this is an excellent stone and anyone shaving with an edge off this stone would be more than happy with the results.

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