- Medium grit stone with 500 grit for efficient sharpening
- Thin, light, and strong construction
- Resistant to cracking and breakage
- Uniform abrasives for consistent performance
The Shapton Glass Stone HR 29.40 Micron #500 Grit belongs to the Glass Stone series, known for its thin and lightweight design created by combining layers of tempered glass. This series offers a wide selection of stones, allowing users to achieve their desired blade finish effectively.
The 500 grit Glass Stone is classified as a medium grit stone, suitable for efficient sharpening. It helps remove material quickly and is commonly used for initial edge shaping or reprofiling of blades.
Contrary to the conventional belief that sharpening stones are large and heavy, Glass Stones are thin, light, and strong due to the layers of tempered glass bonded together. This construction provides excellent resistance to cracking or sudden breakage caused by external shocks, ensuring durability and longevity.
The abrasives in these glass stones are extremely uniform, meaning that the abrasive encountered during the first pass of a blade will be consistent throughout the stone's lifespan. This uniformity ensures reliable and precise sharpening results.
The Glass Stone series includes two types each of the 4000, 6000, and 8000 sharpening stones. The main difference between them lies in the abrasive agents used. Specifically, the Glass Stone series 50603, 50703, and 50803 are recommended for sharpening composite steel blades where steel has been forge-welded with another metal.
Each Glass Stone in the series is composed of a 5mm tempered glass backing plate bonded to a 5mm thick stone. Shapton sharpening Glass Stones are made with finely graded ceramic cutting media that requires less flattening and has a longer lifespan compared to most whetstones.
For premium stability and professional results, consider adding a Shapton Stone holder to your sharpening setup.
- Micron: 29.40
- Mesh: 500
- Dimensions: 210 x 70 x 10mm (Abrasive Layer 5mm)
- Weight: approx. 360g
- SKU: 50102
- Type: Medium
- Made in Japan
- 1 x 29.40 Micron #500 grit sharpening stone
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