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Shapton and Jende Products

Quote from the president of Jende Industries: "Shapton Professional Series Ceramic Sharpening Stones are probably the world's most incredible sharpening stones! I have tried everything, and these blew me away. Trust me, NOTHING compares to the results of the Shapton Stones. They are worth their weight in gold."

For the Jende Reed Knives, there is no one-stone solution. In order to achieve the best results, Jende Industries recommends the #1,500 stone to re-establish a burr on a knife with no chips and then to move on to the #5,000 grit level to refine it. The #5,000 should not be skipped on the way to the #8,000 and #15,000 grit stones. (For the 15K Jende Reed Knife, the #8,000 stone may be omitted.) If you already own the conventional Arkansas, India or Diamond products, you can use one of those products in place of the #1,500.

Jende Industries strongly recommends the following Shapton stone combinations for customers who sharpen their own knives.

Original Jende Knife - #1,500 #5,000 #8,000 or better #320 #1,500 #5,000 #8,000

15K Jende Reed Knife - #1,500 #5,000 #15,000 or better #320 #1,500 #5,000 #8,000 #15,000

All Other Reed Knives - #1,000 or #1,500 or better #220 #1,000 or #1,500

See The Jende Book of Sharpening Double Hollow Ground Reed Knives by Thomas Blodgett for further knife sharpening instructions. There is also a Spanish language version here.

We, at Hodge Products, have become convinced of the superiority of these stones and have purchased all of the recommended stones for our use. Using these stones, we now offer a re-sharpening service to sharpen your knives back to like new again.

  • Jende Edge Tester

    Jende Edge Tester

    Jende Edge Tester The Edge Tester is used to assess the condition of your knife's edge, and to monitor the progress of your sharpening. It comes with a custom sheath and detailed instructions.

    $30.00
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    Shapton Ceramic Waterstones Shapton Ceramic Waterstones - Coarse 120 Grit

    Shapton Ceramic Waterstones

    ALL SHAPTON STONES ARE 15% OFF RIGHT NOW! Shapton Professional Series Ceramic Sharpening Stones (8.27in. x 2.76in. x .59in) Quote from the president of Jende Industries: "Shapton Professional Series Ceramic Sharpening Stones are probably the world's...

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  • Jende Folding Steel

    Jende Folding Steel The steel prolongs the edge of a knife without actually sharpening steel off. When the knife gets used, the burr actually gets pushed out of position, making the knife feel dull. Instead of sharpening off steel to make a new burr...

    $65.00
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    Empress Marble Jende Sharpening Stone Basin

    Empress Marble Jende Sharpening Stone Basin

    Empress Marble Jende Sharpening Stone Basin The Jende Sharpening Stone Basins are especially helpful in containing the slurry and water run-off when lapping and sharpening. (This is especially useful when doing a lot of sharpening.) Clean up is quick,...

    $400.00 $320.00
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  • Shapton Compact Lapping Plate and Powders

    Shapton Compact Lapping Plate and Powders

    Shapton Compact Lapping Plate and Powders The compact lapping plate comes with coarse and medium lapping powders. In order to keep the Shapton Coarse Grit and Medium Grit Stones flat and clean, we suggest the Shapton Compact Lapping Plate with...

    $197.00
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  • Shapton Lapping Powders - Coarse, Medium, and Fine Grit Powders Shapton Lapping Powders - Medium Powder

    Shapton Lapping Powders

    Shapton Lapping Powders These lapping powders are to be used with the Compact Lapping Plate. They come in fine, medium, and coarse grit powders. Coarse Powder Coarse powder is to be used when lapping the coarse Shapton stones (120, 220, 320 grit)...

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  • Ceramic Sharpening Stone Lapping Service

    Ceramic Sharpening Stone Lapping Service This service is to support the Shapton stones if buying the lapping plate is more than you can afford right now. Ceramic stones periodically need to be cleaned and flattened to maintain their cutting action...

    $8.00
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