Shapton Kuromaku Japanese Whetstone #8000 Grit (Melon) K0710 Shapton Professional

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The Shapton Kuromaku Japanese Whetstone #8000 Grit (Melon) K0710 is a professional-grade very fine polishing stone belonging to the renowned Kuromaku range. It features a colour-coded system for easy grit identification and is designed to leave a mirror-like, highly polished finish on your blades.

This #8000 grit (Melon) stone is ideal for final polishing and refining the edge of your blades. It delivers an exceptional level of sharpness and creates a stunning mirror-like finish that enhances cutting performance.

Crafted with exceptional craftsmanship in Japan, the Shapton Kuromaku Whetstone offers a Splash & Go design, eliminating the need for soaking prior to use. Its very fine grit ensures the finest level of polishing, making it a preferred choice among professionals and enthusiasts alike.

  • Grit: 8000 (Melon)
  • SKU: K0710
  • Whetstone Size: 210 x 70 x 15mm
  • Weight: 900g
  • Plastic Storage Case Included
  • Professional Polishing Stone
  • 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 10 reviews
Craig Went
Shapton & Naniwa Whetstones

Purchased #220, #1500 Shapton & #800 Naniwa stones, genuine Japanese quality, very happy with how well they sharpen. Bought a further two shapton stones #120 & #8000 to restore vintage Deba knife. Brilliant result. Professional company and prompt delivery. Thanks.

Andrew Waterman

Shapton Kuromaku Japanese Whetstone #8000 Grit (Melon) K0710 Shapton Professional


Trustworthy equipment.

james p

Highly satisfying performance and exceptional output quality, delivers excellence

Paul E

Fabulous finishing stone

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