The professional set from Shapton is the crowning glory in the sharpening stone collection for high-quality knives. These ceramic-based bench stones perform on par with the best steels and knives, which are correspondingly expensive to purchase. The finest Shapton bench stone available ranges up to #30000 grit.
The supplied grinding stone holder ensures a secure hold of the abrasives on the base plate of the system, a special low-odour rubber compound ensures that nothing slips on the system. The Atoma diamond plate with #400 produces a good stock removal for a clean professional base grind and delivers a remarkable lifetime. When the diamonds are used up, it is possible to remove the diamond film from the plate and stick on a new film. Followed by the Shapton #1000, which ideally removes the built-up grade, the Shapton #2000 complements the fineness of the newly designed cutting edge. A jump to the Shapton 5000 already provides a very fine cutting edge, which is brought to perfection with the Shapton #12000. The edge will shave cleaner and with less skin irritation than a commercially available razor with multiple blades when used properly.
A spray bottle for additional wetting of the grinding stones rounds off this professional set and is a fixed component of every grinding set. Even with Shapton bench stones, a bath of 5 minutes in water is recommended before use. However, as your surface will still dry over time, a high quality pump sprayer is included with the set. The water net on the surface prevents the abrasive from remaining on the grinding surface. In general, a wetted surface is recommended so that the abrasive is bound in the water and does not smear the grit. It is also very important to clean all components when changing to a finer grit, so as not to carry any old sanding dust or removal with you to the finer grit, as this would have a negative effect on the result.
Here you will find a summary of the advantages of the professional set:
- On a par with costly knives
- Grit sizes up to #30000 available
- High quality bench bricks for exceptional results