Shapton glass

cubancigar2000

Snake River Razors Facebook
Well I bought the Shapton 1k glass. I honed 4 razors today. 2 of them were hard restores and the edges were as dull as a butter knife after buffing. I set the bevels so much quicker than I could have with my Chosera. Blew me away. I think I am going for some higher grits.
 

Maladroit

New Member
You won't regret it - I have a set like Glen's, minus the 30k. They provide consistent results and wear very slowly. I have a just bought the GS 500 as the restores I pick up generally have really bad edges, either very dull or chipped, and sometimes the 1000 isn't quite aggressive enough. I have previously used diamond plates (Ezylap and DMT) but diamonds leave very deep gouges that are harder to hone out.
 

ScottGoodman

Hobbiest surrounded by pro's.
I have been a glass user for a LONG time. I use yhe green brick for bevel set, 2,4,8,16 and then y/g escher. Works on every quality blade i have encountered. The escher smooths the crisp edge just right for a fabulous feeling edge.

Glens statement on precision is dead on.

These stones are quite fast, durable, and provide good feel/feedback. IMO, the 30k is not very good for razors.
 

Doc226

New Member
Great stones. Very fast, splash and go, don't dish quickly.

I have the 500 and the 4/8k.

I use the 500 for stubborn blades, then the chosera 1k, easy jump to the 4/8 and then usually a JNAT finish
 

Bruno

Administrator
Staff member
Tbh you don't 'need' more than 8K. If you can't shave comfortably off an 8K, you're doing something wrong.
16K is the cherry on the cake.
30K is just silly money im0.
 

Doc226

New Member
Tbh you don't 'need' more than 8K. If you can't shave comfortably off an 8K, you're doing something wrong.
16K is the cherry on the cake.
30K is just silly money im0.
Very true, but "need" is very subjective.

I have shaved off the 1k but wouldn't do it again.

I can shave off the 8k but prefer something more.

I've found 12k is the coarsest stone I could live with.

Saying that I much would prefer a coticule or a JNAT edge.
 

Mikali

New Member
I bought a set almost like gssixgun, 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k , 16k and a suehiro gokumyo 20k as finisher.
However I'm still new to the honing sport and find it quite the challenge.
But it is even more fun then shaving IMO :)
 

Bruno

Administrator
Staff member
I bought a set almost like gssixgun, 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k , 16k and a suehiro gokumyo 20k as finisher.
However I'm still new to the honing sport and find it quite the challenge.
But it is even more fun then shaving IMO :)
Welcome to the forum! I hope you will like it here and help us make it a great place for conversation!
:)
 

niftyshaving

New Member
Looking for opinions on ceramic stones. I have a friend wantimg to sell a set
There are a couple great brands of ceramic stones. Can you be more specific?
The Shapton Glass and the Newer Shapton Ceramic Whetstones just work you can stop at or after 8K knowing
that the 30K is well beyond the ability of most old steel to hold the edge it gives. Yes I HAD to have one.

Take a pass on the Spyderco Ceramic Bench Stones in the context of open blade razors.
The ultra fine Spyderco once lapped flat, burnished and polished is possibly better than most any antique
barber hone. But any 12K waterstone hone like the choices from Naniwa is better in my hands than a Spidy.
 

petercp4e

Focus to Win
Is there anyone that has used the glass 1k for bevel setting and knows how it compares to the Chosera 1k green brick?

Pete <:-}
 

ScottGoodman

Hobbiest surrounded by pro's.
I have and I do from time to time. Shapton Glass stones are very fast stones, all of the grits. The 1K is no exception & removes material quickly. If you have a chippy prone blade, it will show itself on the Glass. I use the Chosera 1K to set bevel, change tape and go just a few strokes (8-10) on the GS 2K, then 4, 8, change tape, 16, then Escher.

I keep the 1K around because it's fabulous at removing a lot of material quickly. I will get a blade close, then I switch to the Chosera for true bevel set. Being a maker of knives and razors, this stone works great when that first edge is all about removing a bit of material more delicately than a grinder. A lot of times I will first use my worn DMT, then the GS 1K...then go to the honing routine above.
 
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