Shapton is one of the most reputable and highly-recommended whetstone makers in the world, and that's a testament to their quality. The Shapton Kuromaku series (often called "Shapton Pro" in the west) are versatile, professional-quality whetstones that are also suitable for beginners.
The Shapton Pro Kuromaku stone, due to its coarser grit, requires to be fed more water than the finer grit stones in the same series. This means they can wear out a little faster. For this reason, it's best practice to rotate the stone with each use to ensure even wearing.
This whetstone is suitable for all general blades, such as knives, saws, plane blades, hatchets and pruners.
This 220 grit stone cuts a lot faster than the finer grit stones, so you can get through nicks and dents on the blade in no time. Its most common usecase is for thinning blades before sharpening. You should follow-up repair/thinning on your 220 grit stone with sharpening/finishing on a medium grit stone (like a Shapton Pro Kuromaku 1000 grit or 1500 grit).
- Soak for 30 seconds before use (optional).
- Sharpen your knife on the stone, occasionally sprinkling enough water to keep the stone very wet.
- Wash and dry your knife.
- Gently rinse your whetstone under clean water and air-dry completely before storing.
- Model: K0706
- Size: 210×70×15mm
- Grit: #220
- Made in Japan