Shapton GlassStones are third-generation products which benefit from continuous improvement gained from experience with
waterstones made for the Japanese market
Shapton GlassStones differ from other waterstones
· GlassStones are made with finely-graded ceramic cutting media which wears much more slowly than aluminum oxide
and silicon carbide commonly found in man-made waterstones. This results in a similar thickness of material lasting 4-5
· The GlassStone media is very dense and does not absorb water. This avoids maintaining them in water or waiting for
them to soak prior to use.
· Shapton uses a binding matrix which is carefully engineered to reveal sharp new cutting media for efficient stock removal
while retaining some of the worn media which provides a simultaneous polishing effect. This balance results in a better
edge with less work.
· Shapton's precision ground flat glass base lets you use all of the media right down to the glass. Other waterstones
typically crack and break as they become thin.
Shapton's GlassStone Series are competitively priced, long-wearing, require less flattening, no soaking, and cut quickly.
Shapton Stone Holder
Designed specifically for the GlassStone series, the Shapton Set Holder provides a stable sharpening base and storage for up to
three GlassStones. The photo above shows the holder ready to receive a waterstone for sharpening. When the holder is turned
over (photo at right) it is ready to receive up to three waterstones which fit into the base for storage or transportation. Made entirely
of glass and rubber, it is easily rinsed off and there is nothing to rust or wear out.