Dimensions: 8.25" x 2.75" x 0.6" ht (210 x 70 x 15mm)
Weight: 500g (1.1lbs)
If you want to buy just one stone, getting a medium grit is a smart choice. The #2000 is suitable for every day sharpening and will create a cutting edge. Shapton ceramic stones should not be soaked, making knife sharpening more convenient. Just a splash of water should be used when sharpening.
As of August 1st 2020, all new Shapton Kuromaku production will see textual changes as shown in the linked PDF. Our stock for the near future will remain with the old-style printing but will change in future.