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1200 grits
205mm (8-1/8") x 75mm (3") x 25mm (1")
60 Rockwell Hardness
Blue & White marble color


Soak the stone for about 20 minutes, or until the stone stops producing bubbles. And splash water on the stone as needed.

*Ceramic/High pressure cast and 1300 degree celcius treated

It is a medium grit stone for starter

It has nice nutural stone feeling to it

It cuts fast like 1200 grit stone, but its sharpening result is fine #1200 stone. The best quality stone among other #1200 stones


  • March 31, 2018 by ward wilcox
    I just got my three new stones today and tried them out tonight. The 1200 is pretty good. It cuts faster than my shapton 1000, both the glass and pro mustard ones.The feedback is very different. A lot more tactile. The best thing is how it seems to get the edge sharp with less time and energy...and the scratch pattern is clearly finer. I felt that the chisel got a good cutting edge with less time... read more