Shapton Kuromaku Japanese Whetstone #120 Grit (White) K0701 Shapton Professional

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Experience exceptional sharpening performance with the Shapton Kuromaku Japanese Whetstone #120 Grit (White) K0701. 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 #120 grit (White) stone offers an extremely coarse grit, perfect for quick steel removal in stainless and powder metals. It efficiently sets the working edge, allowing you to prepare the blade for further refinement.

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.

  • Grit: 120 (White)
  • SKU: K0701
  • Whetstone Size: 210 x 70 x 15mm
  • Weight: 900g
  • Plastic Storage Case Included
  • Professional Sharpening Stone / Whetstone
  • Made in Japan

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 okay 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 6 reviews
Omer S

Nice coarse feel when sharpening

Calum M

Fast cutting

Lynden D

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Excellent value for the price point

Blair J

Solid and sturdy

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