SHAPTON KUROMAKU Orange #1000
SHAPTON KUROMAKU Orange #1000

SHAPTON KUROMAKU Orange #1000

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Features

POINT 01

Strong griding power

SHAPTON's KUROMAKU series whetstones have a high abrasive content and strong grinding power, allowing for quick blade sharpening. Additionally, they do not require soaking in water for an extended period before use; soaking for approximately 5 to 10 minutes is sufficient, allowing for immediate use. One of their distinguishing features is the minimal clogging due to the optimized bonding agent, which maximizes the abrasive's effectiveness.

POINT 02

A medium grit whetstone for restoring sharpness

When the sharpness declines due to regular use, and there are no chips or nicks on a stainless steel knife, you can restore sharpness using a medium grit whetstone. A whetstone with a grit of 1000 is considered standard as a medium grit stone.


A Delightful Sharpening Experience: Knife Sharpening Using Whetstone and TOKA


Details

Specifications

Dimensions
Whetstone: 7cm x 21cm x 1.5cm
Base: 8.5cm x 22.5cm x 4cm
Weight
Whetstone only: 560g
Including base: 670g

NOTE: There may be slight variations in weight due to individual differences.
Grit
#1000 (Medium)

Care & Use

  • As you use the whetstone, only the areas that have been used will become concave. In such cases, perform maintenance using a truing stone.
  • Use water instead of hot water as it may cause the whetstone to melt or crack. Additionally, avoid prolonged soaking.
  • Dry it in the shade to prevent cracking.

How to Use Whetstones

  • Before starting to sharpen, always soak the whetstone thoroughly in water. Once bubbles stop forming, remove it from the water.
    NOTE:
    - When left soaked in water, the whetstone may become loose and dissolve. Soak it just before sharpening.
    - For natural stones, which do not absorb much water, do not soak in water.
    - The soaking time may vary depending on the product.
  • When placing a whetstone without a base, place it on a wet towel to prevent slipping.
  • During sharpening, do not wash away the sharpening residue; instead, sprinkle a small amount of water to keep the whetstone surface wet.
  • After sharpening, rinse the whetstone thoroughly to remove sharpening residue.

How to Maintain Whetstones (Surface Correction)

  • Every whetstone wears down with use, particularly becoming concave and deformed from the center.
  • If used as is, uneven wear may occur, affecting the sharpening process. Therefore, it is important to keep the whetstone flat and free from irregularities at all times.
  • After sharpening 1 to 2 knives, use a truing stone or a concrete block to level the surface horizontally.

FAQ

Yes, you can order items not listed online. Please feel free to contact us using the inquiry form.

Yes, we offer a fee-based gift wrapping at JPY660 per set (tax included). To request a gift wrapping, please contact us using the inquiry form.

Yes, but for online orders, we offer a free engraving service for knives only. Please select the desired engraving option, enter text and add the knife to cart. Engraving for products other than knives is only available at our physical store at Kappabashi, Tokyo.

Please feel free to contact us using the inquiry form. We are happy to make a quotation for your order. It would be helpful if you could first tell us the delivery address and the desired due date so that we can proceed smoothly.

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