• Whetstone Sharpening Stone Shapton Ceramic KUROMAKU #1500
  • Whetstone Sharpening Stone Shapton Ceramic KUROMAKU #1500
  • Whetstone Sharpening Stone Shapton Ceramic KUROMAKU #1500
  • Whetstone Sharpening Stone Shapton Ceramic KUROMAKU #1500
Whetstone Sharpening Stone Shapton Ceramic KUROMAKU #1500
Whetstone Sharpening Stone Shapton Ceramic KUROMAKU #1500
Whetstone Sharpening Stone Shapton Ceramic KUROMAKU #1500
Whetstone Sharpening Stone Shapton Ceramic KUROMAKU #1500

Whetstone Sharpening Stone Shapton Ceramic KUROMAKU #1500

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  • Color: Blue
  • Body size: 210 ~ 70 ~ 15 mm
  • Item No .: K0707
  • Granularity: # 1500
  • Country of Origin: Japan

Customer Reviews

Buy the Kuromaku series not the Shapton Pro save money! After a ton of research and using both Shapton pro series and Shapton Kuromaku series they are the exact same in terms of their performance. These are the Shapton stones that are sold in Japan so the official reason Shapton said they made another series for the States is because they are made for the climate in the U.S. and not the high humidity in Japan, people in the States had their stones crack thus the Shapton Pro series. People say the reason they are sold for cheaper in Japan is because Shapton doesn't have much of a following there as they do here in the U.S.Now also keep in mind if you purchase these stones the warranty though Shapton is void and they won't do anything if your stones start to crack. Which I think is some sort of scare tactic because I've never had any issues with the Kuromaku series, of course if you live in the desert you might have some risk of cracking but I would still be curious on that outcome.All in all save some money, buy the Kuromaku series because performance is exactly the same so why spend twice as much on stones for just a warranty that you most likely won't end up using anyway. Now I know there is a grit difference from this Shapton 12k Kuromaku and the Pro 15k under 100x magnification the hone and sharpening is exactly the same so save $60 5Amazing stone all around This is the import version so be aware of that and what it entails (warranty!).But aside from that, VERY SWEET. High grit but you can see the metal coming off relatively quickly even so. Will help refine an edge on still sharp utility blades (like your handy SAK). Gives me a good shave-ready edge for the straight razors.Being able to use this with a bare minimum of water is an amazing improvement over standard "whet-and-we-mean-soaking-stones". Set up, use, and clean up are all easier.My next stone will likely be a 12K Shapton. If I had to start over again, I would take a long look at putting together a usable set with these from top to bottom. 5Amazing value. #1000 & #5000 Great stones. Purchased the Orange 1k stone, and now the pink 5k stone. Purchased because I have a BearMoo combo stone that requires lapping frequently, where these stones require far less maintenance. The Shapton 1k leaves an edge almost as nice as the BearMoo 4k. The Shapton's 5k is just fantastic. The manufacturer instructions advise rubbing 2 stones together to level them when the surface is no longer smooth. I have been using that method with great results. (And no, it doesn't waste surface area like you may think) Another note about the included instructions is the recommendation of using the non printed side of the stone. To keep the logo and markings visible in case you ever forget which stones you have. The rest of the instructions say 1) Don't leave the stone soaking. These ceramic stones only need about 3 minutes to soak, then keep wet during use. 2) Don't leave exposed to sunlight 3) Don't try to dry them too quickly, wrap them in a towel or just allow to air dry out of direct sunlight. 4) Don't leave them in your car, or don't allow rapid temperature changes, or long exposure to high humidity. 5) Not hot water. Cool/tepid is preferred. 6) No chemicals. If you send these thru the dishwasher, you're not going to have a functional stone anymore. Check my YouTube for a lapping video. 5We highly suggest Shapton Stones! We have a professional sharpening business here in Alaska and use this 5000 stone regularly. This stone is really hard and cuts fast "for being 5000 grit" while providing consistent results. This will start make a hazzy/cloudy mirror finish if worked properly and works great in series with the 1000,2000, then an 8000 grit stone to scary sharp wood working hand tools.We wet stone with water and use windex which helps clear metal filings. Highly suggest shapton stones. We use the Atoma 400 diamond block to maintain and flatten which is an absolute necessity when working chisels plane irons and scissors. 5Great Sharpening Stone Love the Shapton Kuromaku Stones. They are harder than most and do not create much of a slurry, but keep true longer and sharpen beautifully. Apply very little pressure to the blade being sharpened. Let the stone do its job.I do recommend to have an assortment of stones with different grits. It will shorten the time required to sharpen the blade and will also provide better finishes. So far I have the 320, 1000, 2000, 5000 and 8000 grit stones.The stone fits nicely on the outside of the storage box, which doubles as a stone holder while sharpening.Very pleased with the purchase.One suggestion to the sellers would be, to provide copy of the instructions in English, not in Japanese. They contain lost of useful information on the use, and maintenance of the stones 5Buy Kuromaku Series and not Shapton Pro save money! After a ton of research and using both Shapton pro series and Shapton Kuromaku series they are the exact same in terms of their performance. These are the Shapton stones that are sold in Japan so the official reason Shapton said they made another series for the States is because they are made for the climate in the U.S. and not the high humidity in Japan, people in the States had their stones crack thus the Shapton Pro series. People say the reason they are sold for cheaper in Japan is because Shapton doesn't have much of a following there as they do here in the U.S.Now also keep in mind if you purchase these stones the warranty though Shapton is void and they won't do anything if your stones start to crack. Which I think is some sort of scare tactic because I've never had any issues with the Kuromaku series, of course if you live in the desert you might have some risk of cracking but I would still be curious on that outcome.All in all save some money, buy the Kuromaku series because performance is exactly the same so why spend twice as much on stones for just a warranty that you most likely won't end up using anyway. 5All of the Shapton Pro stones are great, and its hard to go wrong with them. I own all of the Shapton Pro stones except the 30k and they are all great, but not all necessary.120 Grit is excellent for removing material but leaves deep scratches if you push to hard, this stone is very coarse and is medium wearing compared to other Shapton stones, but still wears slower compared to other companies. I use this stone for fixing chips etc. but if there is an excessive amount of material to remove I'll use a diamond as this is not as fast as a diamond plate.220 Grit is good for working out minor chips but wears pretty fast. It will last you hundreds of sharpens but you will visibly see the stone wearing each sharpen. I would say this stone wears faster than the 120. If I could do it over I would skip this one or buy it in Glass form.320 Grit is excellent as well, and can fix minor chips or restore a dull edge pretty fast. It wears slower than the 220 but faster than the 120 in my experience. Like the 220 you will see a mud coming off the stone but at a slower pace than the 220. A great stone and worth a buy, but once again it's better in Glass form. If you were to finish on this stone it would leave an aggressive toothy edge.1000 Grit is excellent, a coarse medium stone that is more comparable to an 800 grit. Feels great to sharpen on, wears slow and can sharpen up a dull edge and is a great stone after the 320. This was my go to stone, that is till I got the 1500. This stone will leave a toothy edge if finished on.1500 Grit is one of my favorites, its a medium stone that is not as coarse as the 1k but in the middle of the road of the medium grit range. It feels smooth but also feels like it is doing a great job cutting. It is slow wearing and it feels more like a 1k then the actual 1k stone and is definitely worth a buy. Still leaves a toothy edge if finished on.The 2000 Grit is my favorite, its on the finer side of the medium range and feels excellent, smooth, and almost as if this is where the polishing starts but the stone still cuts a decent amount. The stone is very slow wearing and can easily last a lifetime or years and years depending on how much you sharpen.But out of the 1k, 1.5k, and 2k if you can only afford one I would go with the 1.5k. Simply because if you are coming from a 320 you only need one of these stones, and 1.5k is the perfect progression from the 320 and can also be sharpened on by itself to touch up an edge where the 2k may be a little to fine and take much longer. Leaves a finer toothy edge which feels really nice.The 5000 Grit is where the polishing begins. It doesn't have the greatest feedback but cuts and polishes up an edge with no problem. A necessary stone in my opinion. This is where the polished edges begin, you can still get a toothy edge from this if you don't stay on it to long, but if you spend a bit more time on it the edge will become polished.The 8000 Grit is great and where a mirror polish really starts to happen. Like the 5k it doesn't feel the best but does the job no problems. This stone is where most people would end on as their progression and for good reason. A great stone and best to jump to after the 5k. But if you can't afford two polishing stones you can jump to this after 1.5k but will spend more time on it than if you came from the 5k. Leaves a fine polished edge.12000 Grit is another excellent polishing stone, feels really smooth and not much feedback like all the Pro polishing stones. But it does its job and offers a decent mirror polish. It will still leave micro scratches if you look closely but still creates a great mirror polish. Not necessary but using this stone as a final stone gives really razor sharp results. Obviously it leaves a very fine polished edge.30000 I don't have this one! I will update whenever I get it, have to pay taxes and simply cannot afford it right now. I mean I can but I'm not going into my savings account to buy a stone I don't need. 5Great sharpening stone to use for finishing a razor or knife. Love this ceramic whetstone.Ok, so this stone came from Japan, and shipping takes a while... I knew this going into the transaction, but decided I didn't have to have it sooner, so the price was right for me. It actually came in a week earlier than expected, so all is good.Now to the stone.This seems to be a true 12000 grit sharpening stone. It's a waterstone, but at this grit and this quality, you really don't need to soak it and could use it as a splash and go, but I don't mind putting it (and the other grit stones) in a container with water and leaving them for 15 minutes while I get other things setup for sharpening.I am using this as a finishing stone for straight razors and some knives (mostly for showing the mirror finish on knives). It came fairly flat, but make sure you flatten your stones before you use them (it makes a difference)... either with a similar grit stone or a flattening stone. I probably don't need to mention that because if you're reading a review on a 12000 stone from Japan, you probably already know how to sharpen or are learning and will do it the right way. If you're reading this and are just looking for a stone to sharpen your tools or kitchen knives and figure the higher grit the better... then this isn't the stone for you.I like the packaging and the plastic case is also a holder for the stone during sharpening. I don't use it that way though, just because I have a setup that doesn't require it.Great stone, grit rating seems to be appropriate (you do find some that listed at 10,000+ that are nowhere near that level, but this one seems right). With proper use I expect to get years and years and years out of this stone.Excellent. 5Never buy the Shapton Pro series! The only difference between this stone and the Shapton Pro series is the price. Both stones are made in Japan with the same material so the B.S. They feed you about them costing more because they're made for our drier climate is stupid. Bottom line is would you rather pay $56 or $130 for the exact same thing. Either way you can't go wrong with Shapton stones they really are exceptionally well made. Just don't allow the American middle men to jack the price up on you. Trust me I have both and there is no difference. 5My new Favourite whetstone I was antsy about buying this stone because of the price. I've been using cheap 2-grit stones exclusively since I started my knife sharpening hobby. I heard that these Shapton Kuromaku stones are known to be quite resilient and long-lived, so I finally got one.My previous highest grit stone was 10,000 grit. At the time I didn't even realize that grits went higher than that, so after I saw this for around $70 I couldn't stop wanting one.And it lived up to all of my hopes anf expectations. It's a pure polishing stone. Almost no metal is removed but lingering imperfections from the previous grits are wiped away. I'm very happy with this stones performance, and the quality of the resulting edge.Even though the first knife I used this stone for is made of the infamously hard to sharpen CPM S110V, I cannot detect any flaws in the stones surface after I spent a solid 15 minutes lovingly finishing my knifes convex grind.This stone is super dense, super flat and super fine. Cannot recommend enough 6 stones out of 5. 5
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Description
  • Color: Blue
  • Body size: 210 ~ 70 ~ 15 mm
  • Item No .: K0707
  • Granularity: # 1500
  • Country of Origin: Japan
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Buy the Kuromaku series not the Shapton Pro save money! After a ton of research and using both Shapton pro series and Shapton Kuromaku series they are the exact same in terms of their performance. These are the Shapton stones that are sold in Japan so the official reason Shapton said they made another series for the States is because they are made for the climate in the U.S. and not the high humidity in Japan, people in the States had their stones crack thus the Shapton Pro series. People say the reason they are sold for cheaper in Japan is because Shapton doesn't have much of a following there as they do here in the U.S.Now also keep in mind if you purchase these stones the warranty though Shapton is void and they won't do anything if your stones start to crack. Which I think is some sort of scare tactic because I've never had any issues with the Kuromaku series, of course if you live in the desert you might have some risk of cracking but I would still be curious on that outcome.All in all save some money, buy the Kuromaku series because performance is exactly the same so why spend twice as much on stones for just a warranty that you most likely won't end up using anyway. Now I know there is a grit difference from this Shapton 12k Kuromaku and the Pro 15k under 100x magnification the hone and sharpening is exactly the same so save $60 5Amazing stone all around This is the import version so be aware of that and what it entails (warranty!).But aside from that, VERY SWEET. High grit but you can see the metal coming off relatively quickly even so. Will help refine an edge on still sharp utility blades (like your handy SAK). Gives me a good shave-ready edge for the straight razors.Being able to use this with a bare minimum of water is an amazing improvement over standard "whet-and-we-mean-soaking-stones". Set up, use, and clean up are all easier.My next stone will likely be a 12K Shapton. If I had to start over again, I would take a long look at putting together a usable set with these from top to bottom. 5Amazing value. #1000 & #5000 Great stones. Purchased the Orange 1k stone, and now the pink 5k stone. Purchased because I have a BearMoo combo stone that requires lapping frequently, where these stones require far less maintenance. The Shapton 1k leaves an edge almost as nice as the BearMoo 4k. The Shapton's 5k is just fantastic. The manufacturer instructions advise rubbing 2 stones together to level them when the surface is no longer smooth. I have been using that method with great results. (And no, it doesn't waste surface area like you may think) Another note about the included instructions is the recommendation of using the non printed side of the stone. To keep the logo and markings visible in case you ever forget which stones you have. The rest of the instructions say 1) Don't leave the stone soaking. These ceramic stones only need about 3 minutes to soak, then keep wet during use. 2) Don't leave exposed to sunlight 3) Don't try to dry them too quickly, wrap them in a towel or just allow to air dry out of direct sunlight. 4) Don't leave them in your car, or don't allow rapid temperature changes, or long exposure to high humidity. 5) Not hot water. Cool/tepid is preferred. 6) No chemicals. If you send these thru the dishwasher, you're not going to have a functional stone anymore. Check my YouTube for a lapping video. 5We highly suggest Shapton Stones! We have a professional sharpening business here in Alaska and use this 5000 stone regularly. This stone is really hard and cuts fast "for being 5000 grit" while providing consistent results. This will start make a hazzy/cloudy mirror finish if worked properly and works great in series with the 1000,2000, then an 8000 grit stone to scary sharp wood working hand tools.We wet stone with water and use windex which helps clear metal filings. Highly suggest shapton stones. We use the Atoma 400 diamond block to maintain and flatten which is an absolute necessity when working chisels plane irons and scissors. 5Great Sharpening Stone Love the Shapton Kuromaku Stones. They are harder than most and do not create much of a slurry, but keep true longer and sharpen beautifully. Apply very little pressure to the blade being sharpened. Let the stone do its job.I do recommend to have an assortment of stones with different grits. It will shorten the time required to sharpen the blade and will also provide better finishes. So far I have the 320, 1000, 2000, 5000 and 8000 grit stones.The stone fits nicely on the outside of the storage box, which doubles as a stone holder while sharpening.Very pleased with the purchase.One suggestion to the sellers would be, to provide copy of the instructions in English, not in Japanese. They contain lost of useful information on the use, and maintenance of the stones 5Buy Kuromaku Series and not Shapton Pro save money! After a ton of research and using both Shapton pro series and Shapton Kuromaku series they are the exact same in terms of their performance. These are the Shapton stones that are sold in Japan so the official reason Shapton said they made another series for the States is because they are made for the climate in the U.S. and not the high humidity in Japan, people in the States had their stones crack thus the Shapton Pro series. People say the reason they are sold for cheaper in Japan is because Shapton doesn't have much of a following there as they do here in the U.S.Now also keep in mind if you purchase these stones the warranty though Shapton is void and they won't do anything if your stones start to crack. Which I think is some sort of scare tactic because I've never had any issues with the Kuromaku series, of course if you live in the desert you might have some risk of cracking but I would still be curious on that outcome.All in all save some money, buy the Kuromaku series because performance is exactly the same so why spend twice as much on stones for just a warranty that you most likely won't end up using anyway. 5All of the Shapton Pro stones are great, and its hard to go wrong with them. I own all of the Shapton Pro stones except the 30k and they are all great, but not all necessary.120 Grit is excellent for removing material but leaves deep scratches if you push to hard, this stone is very coarse and is medium wearing compared to other Shapton stones, but still wears slower compared to other companies. I use this stone for fixing chips etc. but if there is an excessive amount of material to remove I'll use a diamond as this is not as fast as a diamond plate.220 Grit is good for working out minor chips but wears pretty fast. It will last you hundreds of sharpens but you will visibly see the stone wearing each sharpen. I would say this stone wears faster than the 120. If I could do it over I would skip this one or buy it in Glass form.320 Grit is excellent as well, and can fix minor chips or restore a dull edge pretty fast. It wears slower than the 220 but faster than the 120 in my experience. Like the 220 you will see a mud coming off the stone but at a slower pace than the 220. A great stone and worth a buy, but once again it's better in Glass form. If you were to finish on this stone it would leave an aggressive toothy edge.1000 Grit is excellent, a coarse medium stone that is more comparable to an 800 grit. Feels great to sharpen on, wears slow and can sharpen up a dull edge and is a great stone after the 320. This was my go to stone, that is till I got the 1500. This stone will leave a toothy edge if finished on.1500 Grit is one of my favorites, its a medium stone that is not as coarse as the 1k but in the middle of the road of the medium grit range. It feels smooth but also feels like it is doing a great job cutting. It is slow wearing and it feels more like a 1k then the actual 1k stone and is definitely worth a buy. Still leaves a toothy edge if finished on.The 2000 Grit is my favorite, its on the finer side of the medium range and feels excellent, smooth, and almost as if this is where the polishing starts but the stone still cuts a decent amount. The stone is very slow wearing and can easily last a lifetime or years and years depending on how much you sharpen.But out of the 1k, 1.5k, and 2k if you can only afford one I would go with the 1.5k. Simply because if you are coming from a 320 you only need one of these stones, and 1.5k is the perfect progression from the 320 and can also be sharpened on by itself to touch up an edge where the 2k may be a little to fine and take much longer. Leaves a finer toothy edge which feels really nice.The 5000 Grit is where the polishing begins. It doesn't have the greatest feedback but cuts and polishes up an edge with no problem. A necessary stone in my opinion. This is where the polished edges begin, you can still get a toothy edge from this if you don't stay on it to long, but if you spend a bit more time on it the edge will become polished.The 8000 Grit is great and where a mirror polish really starts to happen. Like the 5k it doesn't feel the best but does the job no problems. This stone is where most people would end on as their progression and for good reason. A great stone and best to jump to after the 5k. But if you can't afford two polishing stones you can jump to this after 1.5k but will spend more time on it than if you came from the 5k. Leaves a fine polished edge.12000 Grit is another excellent polishing stone, feels really smooth and not much feedback like all the Pro polishing stones. But it does its job and offers a decent mirror polish. It will still leave micro scratches if you look closely but still creates a great mirror polish. Not necessary but using this stone as a final stone gives really razor sharp results. Obviously it leaves a very fine polished edge.30000 I don't have this one! I will update whenever I get it, have to pay taxes and simply cannot afford it right now. I mean I can but I'm not going into my savings account to buy a stone I don't need. 5Great sharpening stone to use for finishing a razor or knife. Love this ceramic whetstone.Ok, so this stone came from Japan, and shipping takes a while... I knew this going into the transaction, but decided I didn't have to have it sooner, so the price was right for me. It actually came in a week earlier than expected, so all is good.Now to the stone.This seems to be a true 12000 grit sharpening stone. It's a waterstone, but at this grit and this quality, you really don't need to soak it and could use it as a splash and go, but I don't mind putting it (and the other grit stones) in a container with water and leaving them for 15 minutes while I get other things setup for sharpening.I am using this as a finishing stone for straight razors and some knives (mostly for showing the mirror finish on knives). It came fairly flat, but make sure you flatten your stones before you use them (it makes a difference)... either with a similar grit stone or a flattening stone. I probably don't need to mention that because if you're reading a review on a 12000 stone from Japan, you probably already know how to sharpen or are learning and will do it the right way. If you're reading this and are just looking for a stone to sharpen your tools or kitchen knives and figure the higher grit the better... then this isn't the stone for you.I like the packaging and the plastic case is also a holder for the stone during sharpening. I don't use it that way though, just because I have a setup that doesn't require it.Great stone, grit rating seems to be appropriate (you do find some that listed at 10,000+ that are nowhere near that level, but this one seems right). With proper use I expect to get years and years and years out of this stone.Excellent. 5Never buy the Shapton Pro series! The only difference between this stone and the Shapton Pro series is the price. Both stones are made in Japan with the same material so the B.S. They feed you about them costing more because they're made for our drier climate is stupid. Bottom line is would you rather pay $56 or $130 for the exact same thing. Either way you can't go wrong with Shapton stones they really are exceptionally well made. Just don't allow the American middle men to jack the price up on you. Trust me I have both and there is no difference. 5My new Favourite whetstone I was antsy about buying this stone because of the price. I've been using cheap 2-grit stones exclusively since I started my knife sharpening hobby. I heard that these Shapton Kuromaku stones are known to be quite resilient and long-lived, so I finally got one.My previous highest grit stone was 10,000 grit. At the time I didn't even realize that grits went higher than that, so after I saw this for around $70 I couldn't stop wanting one.And it lived up to all of my hopes anf expectations. It's a pure polishing stone. Almost no metal is removed but lingering imperfections from the previous grits are wiped away. I'm very happy with this stones performance, and the quality of the resulting edge.Even though the first knife I used this stone for is made of the infamously hard to sharpen CPM S110V, I cannot detect any flaws in the stones surface after I spent a solid 15 minutes lovingly finishing my knifes convex grind.This stone is super dense, super flat and super fine. Cannot recommend enough 6 stones out of 5. 5
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