Shapton Kuromaku Japanese Whetstone #1000 Grit (Orange) K0702 Shapton Professional

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  • Shapton Kuromaku Japanese Whetstone #1000 Grit (Orange) K0702
  • Colour-coded system for easy grit identification
  • Professional-grade sharpening stone
  • Fast cutting and hard-wearing
  • Splash & Go design, no soaking required
  • Made in Japan with exceptional craftsmanship

Experience exceptional sharpening performance with the Shapton Kuromaku Japanese Whetstone #1000 Grit (Orange) K0702. This professional-grade sharpening stone is part of the renowned Kuromaku range, featuring the world's first colour-coded system for easy grit identification.

The #1000 grit (Orange) stone offers a versatile medium to coarse grit, making it an ideal choice for moderate stock removal and edge refinement. Whether you're sharpening kitchen knives, woodworking tools, or other blades, this whetstone delivers outstanding results.

Crafted with precision in Japan, the Shapton Kuromaku Whetstone ensures efficient and fast cutting. Its splash-and-go design eliminates the need for soaking, allowing you to start sharpening right away. With its hard-wearing nature, this stone requires less frequent flattening, saving you valuable time.

To maintain the Shapton Kuromaku stones and keep their surface flat for a long lifespan, we recommend using a lapping plate. Choose from options such as the Jende Industries Glass Lapping Plate, Shapton Diamond Glass Lapping Plate, or the Shapton NAORU cast iron lapping system.

The Kuromaku stone is a Splash & Go stone, so soaking is not necessary. After sharpening, clean the stone and allow it to air dry naturally in a shaded position. Rapid drying can cause cracking, while leaving the stone in water can lead to degradation.

Q: Which face of the KUROMAKU series sharpening stones should I use?
A: You can use either face, but we recommend starting on the side where no letters have been printed.
Q: Recent KUROMAKU stones look different from the designs bought in the past. Is there any difference in spec?
A: No, the only change was in the printing design, not in the quality or specs of the stones.
Q: Are any of the KUROMAKU sharpening stones recommended for normal household knives?
A: We recommend the Orange Medium (1000) sharpening stone and Wine Fine (5000) finishing stone. If you intend to use only one stone, we recommend the Blue Medium (1500) sharpening stone.
Q: I want to try using "KUROMAKU Purple", but the 'Precautions' state it should be used after "KUROMAKU Melon" - would it be OK to use it for sharpening after "KUROMAKU Yellow" instead, as this is finer?
A: That would be fine with high hardness steel, but for blades made from softer materials, please do use "KUROMAKU Melon". This is due to the stones' physical characteristics.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Christopher Czatyrko
Shapton kuromaku #1000

Top quality whetstone, gives a great finish in no time at all.

Scott Anderson
such a great product

such a great product

Ireneo f

Must have

Kevin D

Impressive design

Stephen D

Great product

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