Organic. All Hello, Sign in. A few years ago when I was in your position, agonizing over which to buy, a vendor in the Northeast told me that Pros were being discontinued because the glass were superior. The ceramic sharpening particles are highly pure and homogeneous. The Shapton Professional #320 is a coarse waterstone suited to heavy material removal on highly worn blades or blades with small chips in the cutting edge. Hope all is well sir! I currently have the following stones: Chosera 1k Naniwa SS 3/5/8/12k Suehiro Gokumyo 20k I am not in love with the feedback I receive from the Naniwa SS stones. ... 505-570-2040. Try. Prime. I've had my set of shapton glass stones for about 3 years now and sharpening almost every other day has led to the 1000 grit stone being worn down nearly to the glass on back side. Shapton Glass-Stone Series The premium ceramic range from Japanese company Shapton is the Glass-Stone Series. Skip to main Marc (MarcH's Rack-It) 1 user thanked author for this post. The pros are 15mm thick and the glass are 5mm. The #320 removes material quickly, though it remains a hard-wearing stone that tries to keep itself close to flat as long as possible. All of these stones were designed to sharpen plane and chisel blades. This is noticeable when changing to finer grits: The traces from the previous grit are quickly ground out. Thanks for your input! Shapton Glass Stones. The shapton stones cut a little faster, but that doesn't make them entirely better. Please recommend the bare minimum that could get me where I need. Re: Shapton Glass Stones discontinued? Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. Any advice on swapping over to either Chosera 3/5/8 (snow white)/10 or Shapton Glass 3/6/8/10/16k. Correct that the Shapton’s Glass Stones, only, are discontinued now but I do have a few grits of those left as well. Shapton Glass Stone 8000 Grit 5mm: Home Improvement. Due to it's hardness, we reco Shapton Glass caught my eye. I hope this clears it up: Only the Shapton’s Glass Stones were discontinued. Water stones are beginning to interest me. All the other stones are fine for a … « Reply #8 on: September 17, 2017, 02:53 AM » I got turned on to Rob Cosman's sharpening technique and got the Trend 300/1000 diamond plate, and the Shapton 16,000 and 8,000 glass stones, along with the Shapton pond for containing it all.